Comedy For A Cause was established in January 2013, by Mathew Wakefield, in the hope of assisting not for profit organisations fundraise in an efficient and entertaining manner.
The idea came about during Mat’s time at 40K Foundation, where he has been a volunteer events manager since 2009. In organising a comedy night for them, he quickly realised that given his expertise in comedy, these events could be extremely successful.
Comedy For A Cause has since held successful fundraisers for the Cancer Council, Barnardos, Empower, Lifestart, Wayside Chapel and loads of other charities, schools and sports clubs. In total we have now raised over $800,000.
Mathew Wakefield is a former management consultant with a degree in Economics, an Executive Certificate in Events Management and a Masters in Business Administration (with Distinction). Mat has expertise in Marketing, Events Management, HR and business development. He also has a an unrivalled knowledge of the Australian comedy scene and is a headlining comedian in his own right.
“one of the rising stars of Australian comedy, his fast paced intelligent routines leave every audience in stitches” – Laugh Garage Comedy Club