EMCEE / CHARITY

 

I truly believe we can better the world through laughter and giving and that’s why in the last two years I have worked closely with over 40 charities helping to raise over 2 million dollars for the assorted causes. Through the combination of technology and entertainment I find each project even more fascinating than the last.

I am HONORED to be one of the finalists in the 2011 Stay Classy Awards – the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country. Click the link to learn more. 

Read an article in the LAist about my work!

Please watch my lecture on comedy and charity at 2011’s Ideation Conference.


PARTNERSHIPS :

Causecast (who currently runs the Impact page for Huffington Post) and I teamed up to produce A Cause for Comedy @ the Hollywood Improv. Their unique blend of technology and giving are a real inspiration in this digital age.

Having raised over 7 million dollars over SMS thus-far it’s clear Text-to-Pledge is the only name is the mobile fundraising game. With a list of clients as impressive as their donation totals Text-to-Pledge is the perfect compliment to my on-stage routine.

Working extensively with Lotay’s Yang network of high-profile individuals and causes the Black Card Circle foundation has done events with Kobe Bryant, Usher, and even the Clinton’s.


EVENTS:

 

The Northside Center for Child Development

Over 1.5 million raised in 2 events, a large portion of that from SMS giving.

TWESTIVAL – The Twitter Charity Series

I produced and emceed Twitter’s 1st ever charity benefit, pulling in 25K for charity:water in one night.

 

Creator and Emcee of Laugh Aid : Give Till It’s Funny

My signature charity / comedy series – a rotating slate of charities meet a rotating slate of comedians. Who could ask for anything more?

The Walden House – Be A Mentor Program

Working closely for 3+ years with two children of incarcerated parents I completed their Be A Mentor Program and will be forever changed because of it.

Creator and Emcee of A Cause for Comedy @ the Hollywood Improv

My original comedy/charity series I partnered with Huffington Post’s Causecast for 3 amazing shows @ the Hollywood Improv.

Multiple events for Lotay Yang’s Black Card Circle Foundation

Strategically partnered with Lotay Yang’s Black Card Circle foundation I have hosted events for the Kobye Bryant Family Foundation among other.

The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America

I’ve done multiple high-profile events for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America including stagings of my one-man-show Pain in the Butt.

The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada

I’ve also toured Pain in the Butt all over Canada, and had the honor of performing the show for the National Congress of CCFC.

The Bad Tummy Foundation

The IBD Support Foundation

Emcee and co-producer : The Kobe Bryant Family Foundation LA Fundraiser

Done in conjunction with the Black Card Circle Foundation

2 events with “Slave Hunter” Aaron Cohen’s Abolish Slavery

Partnered with Guns and Roses’s drummer Matt Sourum we raised over 20K for Aaron  Cohen’s work fighting human trafficking.

Project Angel Food

Our first beneficiary for A Cause for Comedy

Next Aid

Our second beneficiary for A Cause for Comedy

The Creative Visions Foundation

Our third beneficiary for A Cause for Comedy

A Child’s Right

W. Mutineer Magazine I helped launch the Mutineer Magazine Comedy Festival benefitting A Child’s Right in Sonoma, CA.

The Help-A-Life Foundation

The LA Food Bank

Dne as part of the Twestival charity series.

Chrysalis

Dne as part of the Twestival charity series.

 

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