Stand Up! Girls™ to Host Virtual Fundraiser October 29

NYC non-profit event to include a screening of All Joking Aside, followed by Q+A with actors and comedians.

New York, NY, October 14, 2020 --( Stand Up! Girls™, a NYC nonprofit teaching girls from underserved communities to write and perform stand-up comedy, will be hosting a virtual fundraising event October 29 at 7:30pm EST. The fundraiser, Sit Back, Relax and Stand Up for Girls, consists of an at-home movie showing of All Joking Aside, followed by a Q&A with the director, writers and actors, hosted by award-winning comedian and writer, Judy Gold.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Stand Up! Girls™ suspended all live events and programs in March until further notice, and instead turned to online programming. The nonprofit's mission is to empower girls using stand-up comedy, creating a future of powerful leaders by teaching them the confidence to own any room they walk into.

The film All Joking Aside directly aligns with the aim of Stand Up! Girls™.

“When I first came across Stand Up! Girls, and the great work that they were doing bringing stand-up into the lives of these young women, the parallels to the film were immediate,” said Jon Ornay, the film’s producer. “As much as I hope that the film on its own can serve as an inspiration for women to get up on stage and exercise their voices, knowing that through this partnership with Stand Up! Girls, we can concretely support this exact result is exciting and gratifying.”

All proceeds benefit the mission of Stand Up! Girls™. To pre-order tickets visit:

All Joking Aside is available to download at home for the fundraiser from October 25 to October 29, and will be widely available on iTunes and Amazon on November 13.

For more information on the organization visit For more on All Joking Aside, visit

About Stand Up! Girls™
Stand Up! Girls™ is a nonprofit organization whose core mission is to educate, inspire and equip girls from underserved communities with the communication skills necessary to succeed in and lead male-dominated workplaces. Through developing and performing stand-up comedy, our girls learn to own the room – be it a courtroom, operating room or boardroom.
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Diana Bassestt