Toronto – February 28, 2020 – This week, Funnies for Families – a Toronto non-profit that performs comedy shows for seriously ill children and their families at hospitals, care centres, shelters and hospices – launched a crowdfunding campaign to create a video series. Their goal is to expand their reach to help even more families going through their toughest times across Canada. The series will be unscripted family-friendly comedy featuring comedians and puppets.
Of the goal of the campaign, Funnies for Families Co-Founder Kristie Gunter said, “We perform about 15 shows every month, but have reached our ceiling on the number of shows we’re currently able to do in-person. We’re excited to hit our goal and get started creating a series that can reach countless more families across Canada. We are dedicated to bringing light into their dark times.”
The crowdfunding campaign will help the organization cover pre-production costs for the series, including designing sets and costumes, building puppets, writing theme music, and more. Once that phase is done, they’ll be ready to start shooting their series and launching their channel on YouTube and the Funnies for Families website.
People interested in helping Funnies for Families can back them on Kickstarter at funniestv.com.
About Funnies For Families:
Funnies for Families is a non-profit organization that uses comedy to help families through their toughest times. Funnies for Families sends comedians to perform unscripted, short-form improv shows for patients and their families in health facilities and shelters.
Over the past 6 years, Funnies for Families has performed for vulnerable populations in the GTA at places like SickKids, Ronald McDonald House, Gilda’s Club, Covenant House and more. Funnies for Families has featured comedians such as Colin Mochrie from Whose Line Is It Anyway, Mark Little from Cavendish and Picnicface, and Jan Caruana from Mean Girls.