Comedy Gives Back Partners with Didi Hirsch to Provide Therapy and Support to Struggling Comedians
Yahoo! Finance / November 24, 2020
Comedy Gives Back to Distribute Celebrity Studded Holiday Song and Video “Christmas Magic” to Benefit Comedians in Need – Performers include Louie Anderson, Adam Devine, Jim Jefferies, Anjelah Johnson, Howie Mandel, Sherri Sheppard and 60 More.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Comedy Gives Back, the nonprofit organization that supports struggling comedians navigating the lockdown of most live entertainment venues, today announced the rerelease of song and video titled “Christmas Magic” its celebrity studded 2020 fundraising holiday endeavor to kick off their giving season.
Being on-stage alone is the job; feeling alone offstage is unacceptable. Through the pandemic and the holidays isolation and loneliness could crush the spirit of the most determined up-and-coming comedian. It is well documented to lead to far higher rates of depression, anxiety, alcohol and substance abuse. This is unacceptable and Comedy Gives Back (“CGB”) is changing that.
CGB benefits stand-up comedians in times of need ranging from emergency financial relief grants, to access to mental health services or substance abuse treatment. A new partnership with Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services (didihirsch.org) will further enable CGB to provide free mental health services to comedians in need. “Comedy Gives Back is a great organization and we are proud to partner with them to provide free therapy and support groups to comedians who are struggling with depression, anxiety, substance use and suicide. Our partnership is a great example of how together, we can save lives!” said COO, Lyn Morris, LMFT.