The ALL JOKES ASIDE PRIZE for humor and humanitarianism is awarded annually to an individual whose career has made an exceptional contribution to stand up comedy and whose social activism has had an immense impact on underserved and disadvantaged communities of color.

A copy of the AWARD will be presented at the All Jokes Aside Collective Gala in a virtual summer ceremony during which his or her peers celebrate the honoree. The event is a significant fundraiser to benefit the All Jokes Aside Collective’s MASF Fund.


The Collective’s premier benefit engagements, the All Jokes Aside Collective Gala will be a highly anticipated new tradition. An intimate reception and fantastic performance as we celebrate the power of stand up comedy to change the world.

All proceeds from the gala will benefit the Mic And A Stool Fund. (MASF)