Quick Dish LA: COMEDY GIVES BACK Partners with the 2024 Bergamot Comedy Festival 4.5 in Santa Monica

Comedy Gives Back, the safety net of the comedy community dedicated to supporting comedians’ mental health and financial stability, proudly announces its partnership with the 2024 Bergamot Comedy Festival at The Crow in Los Angeles, with a dedicated day of programming on Friday, April 5th. With mental health-focused sessions during the day, and a star-studded standup show in the evening, 100% of the proceeds will be directly going to fund Comedy Gives Back and their work in the community. The partnership aims to further promote the wellbeing of comedians by providing essential resources and support during the festival, scheduled to take place from April 1-6, 2024.

Since the pandemic hit in April 2020, Comedy Gives Back has granted hundreds of thousands of dollars to working comedians experiencing hardship. Comedy Gives Back has hosted recovery meetings at festivals such as Netflix is a Joke, Just for Laughs Montreal, and Moontower Comedy Festival. They have also sponsored mental health services for dozens of comedians and paid for chemical dependency treatments. Comedy Gives Back is committed to aiding comedians’ mental health struggles, physical health and financial instability via therapy grants, financial assistance programs, the Comedy Gives Back Healthnet portal, recovery meetings, and educational workshops. Comedy Gives Back hopes to ensure comedians at all stages of their career are not alone.

The Bergamot Comedy Festival shares this commitment to promoting well-being in the comedy community, making it the perfect partner for Comedy Gives Back. By joining forces, the two organizations can amplify their impact and reach a broader audience of comedians in need.

The programming schedule for the April 5th event will include (PST):

10a: Yoga on the Beach

1pm-2:30pm: Emotional intelligence empowerment session with CGB co-founder Amber J Lawson

2:30pm-2:50pm: How to Activate & Login to CGB HealthNet 

3pm:  Find Your Anchor box build

4pm-5pm: Two Time Emmy Winner & Meditation Coach Tim Duffy leads meditation session

6pm: “How To Transition from Comedian to Writer” with Comedian Mike Lawrence 

8pm Main Room with Byron Bowers, Cameron Esposito, Jenny Johnson, and More

8pm “The Nest” with Jenny Johnson, Nina Nguyen, Jorge Lopez, Willie Macc and more

Comedy Gives Back and the Bergamot Comedy Festival 2024 invite comedians and comedy enthusiasts alike to join them in their shared mission to support comedian wellbeing. Together, they are working to ensure that comedians have the resources and support they need to thrive both on and off the stage.

Mentions: For details about The 2024 Bergamot Comedy Festival and to purchase tickets, visit www.bergamotcomedyfestival.com. For more information about Comedy Gives Back and their initiatives, visit www.comedygivesback.com. You can also donate by testing LAUGH to 707070.