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Laugh. Rage. Act. First we laugh, then we get outraged that millions of families have to risk their health, job or income to be there for the ones they love. Act by signing this petition urging your elected officials in D.C. to pass inclusive, comprehensive paid leave for all. But—first we laugh. Check out our comedy videos on paid leave with the Center for Media and Social Impact.

We are one of the only countries in the world without a national paid leave policy, and we need it now for our public health and economic recovery.

Our country needs an inclusive, effective program for paid family and medical leave so every working person can bond with a new child, deal with a serious personal or family illness, quarantine or recover from COVID-10, or handle needs during a military deployment without risking their financial security. Sign here to show your support for paid leave for all.

Work from Home – Alyssa Limperis
Follow Alyssa Limperis on Twitter – @alyssalimp

QT: When mom needs her pills and the kid needs help with school and work needs the report, turn to @alyssalimp to laugh, then go to to fight for #PaidLeaveforAll. #LaughRageAct

If You Give a Mouse Sick Days – Andrew Kimler and Keisha Zollar
Follow Andrew Kimler and Keisha Zollar on Twitter – @AndyKimy and @keishaz

If you give a mouse #PaidSickDays, he’ll just want #PaidFamilyLeave to take care of his cheesy old grandfather. Watch @AndyKimy, @keishaz and @WalterKellytv and Laugh. Rage. Act at

WAP (Weak A** Paid-Leave) Parody – Walter Kelly
Follow Walter Kelly on Twitter – @walterkellytv

Yup, we “need more time and more dimes.”  Thank you @WalterKellytv for this brilliant parody. #PaidLeaveforAll #LaughRageAct by sharing this and going to

Woke Dog – Walter Kelly
Follow Walter Kelly on Twitter – @walterkellytv

Like @AOC, Woke Dog is outraged there’s more decency for dogs in the U.S. than for new parents or others needing #PaidLeave. Listen to the brilliant @WalterKellytv. Laugh. Rage. Act to win #PaidLeaveforAll.

Rhode Island – Alyssa Limperis
Follow Alyssa Limperis on Twitter – @alyssalimp

Turns out Rhode Island has calamari—and paid leave. And those who got COVID-19 fared better as a result. Thank you, @alyssalimp, for making us #LaughRageAct. #PaidLeaveforAll

Ransom – Andrew Kimler and Keisha Zollar
Follow Andrew Kimler and Keisha Zollar on Twitter – @AndyKimy and @keishaz

Kidnappers don’t know how the workplace works, but we do—millions lack paid time even to deliver a ransom. Watch the hilarious @AndyKimy and @keishaz and Laugh. Rage. Act for #PaidLeaveforAll at

Drive-Thru ASMR – Walter Kelly
Follow Walter Kelly on Twitter – @walterkellytv

When every other drive-through employee is out sick (and unpaid) and the only one left is into ASMR. Help out the hilarious @WalterKellytv. Laugh. Rage. Act to win #PaidLeaveforAll.

Two Weeks?! – Alyssa Limperis
Follow Alyssa Limperis on Twitter – @alyssalimp

What can you recover from in two weeks? @Alyssalimp has a long list. Having a baby should never be on it. Laugh. Rage. Act to win #PaidLeaveforAll

Moms Deserve Better – Walter Kelly
Follow Walter Kelly on Twitter – @walterkellytv

Moms deserve better than this—and so do dads and kids and every family member.  We agree with @WalterKellytv. Laugh. Rage. Act to win #PaidLeaveforAll.

Dying for Savings – Andrew Kimler and Keisha Zollar
Follow Andrew Kimler and Keisha Zollar on Twitter – @AndyKimy and @keishaz

Yup, the system is broken. Too many people are dying for savings. Watch the hilarious @AndyKimy and @keishaz and Laugh. Rage. Act for #PaidLeaveforAll at

Cancer Convenience Calendar – Sasha Stewart
Follow Sasha Stewart on Twitter – @ArtfulStew

Cancer is never convenient when sisters don’t count as family and the leave policy at work is ‘If you leave, don’t come back.’ Join us as we #LaughRageAct to win #PaidLeaveforAll. Thank you @ArtfulStew for this video.

Paid Leave for All and our partners collaborated with The Center for Media & Social Impact to create these comedy sketches for paid leave. Our goal was to use humor to shed light on—and bring humanity to—this issue that touches each and every one of us.

A huge thank you to the comedians who participated—a brilliant group well known for their work on shows like Last Week Tonight, Astronomy Club, Broad City, Second City, Conan, Ellen, and more. Please see the complete bios for the actors and writers below:

Writers and Performers

We want to extend an enormous amount of appreciation to our hilarious and creative writers and performers who created these sketches and advocated on behalf of paid leave for all.


Alyssa Limperis

Alyssa Limperis is an actress, comedian, and writer living in Los Angeles. Alyssa has been featured on Conan, Last Week Tonight, Ellen Digital, Vulture, Glamour and Forbes. She voices multiple characters on The Last Degree of Kevin Bacon on Spotify and was named best online sketch comedian of 2019 by The New York Times.

Keisha Zollar

Keisha Zollar is an actress-comedienne who served as the Writing Supervisor on Busy Tonight. Previously, she was a staff writer on The Opposition with Jordan Klepper on Comedy Central. Keisha was a writer, producer, and star on the Netflix sketch comedy series Astronomy Club. She also served as co-creator/producer for the socio-political podcast Applying It Liberally. As an actor Keisha has been seen on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, Comedy Central, Nightcap, Middle of the Night, The Today Show, CollegeHumor, TVLand,  Funny or Die,, Above Average, MSNBC, MTV, and UCBComedy. She has been featured by Glamour magazine, Fast Company, Paste magazine, etc, and has written for Bitch Flicks, FemSplain, and more.

Andrew Kimler

Andrew Kimler is a bicoastal writer, producer, and comedian who is a 2020 Sundance Episodic Lab Fellow. He’s done development for MTV and Funny or Die and his work has been seen on Comedy Central, Fox, Vox, NowThis, Fast Company, BarkBox, Glamour Magazine and even a random Gold Bond commercial. Andrew previously developed two properties for the American Sports Network as well as co-created/hosted the progressive digital series I Love You, You’re Wrong in association with Newscorp.

Walter Kelly

Walter Kelly is a Brooklyn-based standup comedian and writer, who began his career in entertainment. The South Jersey native brings a fiercely vibrant energy, unique perspective, and bubbly personality to stage and screen. His work has appeared on Bustle, Upworthy, Money Magazine, Yahoo!, and TIME. He currently writes for the indie sketch team Illumathoti.


Julia Morales

Julia Morales is a performer, writer, and director originally from Houston, TX and residing in Chicago, IL. She writes and performs all over the country with The Second City touring company. She was the head writer for the 2020 Florida Studio Theatre’s Playwright’s Project. She is also the Director of Diversity and Outreach at the Annoyance Theater in Chicago. Currently, she is in the process of opening her own theater in 2021 called “Stepping Stone Theater” which focuses on amplifying and celebrating BIPOC and other diverse voices.

Sasha Stewart

Sasha Stewart  is a writer and comedian from Dallas, TX. TV credits include: Unannounced Historical Docuseries (Netflix),  The Fix (Netflix), The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (Comedy Central), and the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. She contributes to the New Yorker, McSweeney’s, and The Belladonna. She is currently the Head Writer for the upcoming Daughters of D.C. scripted podcast, and is a finalist for the 2020 Yes and… Laughter Lab.

Achilles Stamatelaky

Achilles Stamatelaky  is a Filipino-American comedy writer and performer based in New York City. He has written for Broad City (Comedy Central), MTV, TBS, Huffington Post, among others. He was the former Associate Artistic Director of UCB Theatre NY. Achilles has been writing and performing improv and sketch comedy at The UCB Theatre since 2005, including at ASSSSCAT 3000, UCB Theatre’s long-running flagship improv show. Achilles has also appeared in commercials for Rocket Mortgage, Comcast, ESPN, Ally Bank, and others. He has also appeared in various internet videos, The Colbert Report, and Broad City. His comedy writing has been featured on Comedy Central, MTV, and Nerdist.

Erin Foley-Chan

Erin Foley-Chan is a comedy writer and producer based in New York City. Most recently, she was head writer for The Great Fantasy Debate, a comedic debate show featuring comedians and fantasy authors, currently streaming on Facebook Watch. She served as Supervising Producer for The Big Fib, a children’s game show for Disney+ starring Yvette Nicole Brown and Rhys Darby, overseeing all scripted content for the series. She was the sole writer for the scripted podcast Ellie and the Wave starring Natalie Morales, and has written for Cash Cab on The Discovery Channel, as well as This Is Not A Game: The Game, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’s political trivia app. Her production credits include The President Show on Comedy Central and VH1’s Grown and Sexy. She has previously worked in program development at both Comedy Central and Home Box Office.

Lanee' Sanders

Lanee’ Sanders is a Brooklyn based writer, director and performer.  She currently serves as the Sketch Program Director at the Magnet Theater where she teaches, and performs with her veteran sketch team, The Nitro Girls. She was a Featured Writer for CollegeHumor, she is a Contributor at Reductress and she worked as a Writer’s Assistant for Netflix’s sketch comedy show, Astronomy Club. She also is an Associate Producer for Going to Bed with Garcelle.

Caroline Castro

Caroline Castro first came to New York as a recipient of the Scholastic Arts & Writing Silver Medal Award in Playwriting. She interned with the Goodman Theater in Chicago and eSe Teatro in Seattle. Her plays have been featured in the Breath of Fire Latina Ensemble in Santa Ana, California and the Multicultural Playwrights Festival at A.C.T. in Seattle, Washington. Caroline is a graduate of the UCB Sketch Writing program and has worked as a writer/performer on Magnet House Sketch teams for the past 5 seasons.

Bethany Hall

Bethany Hall is Creative Director of Comedy Initiatives at the Center for Media & Social Impact, where she leads the Comedy ThinkTanks and serves as comedy architect for CMSI’s creative comedy initiatives. She is a writer, producer and comedian who spent years as a cast member on ‘The Chris Gethard Show’ on TruTV. She’s an Executive Producer on ‘By Us For Us,’ an original comedy by Color of Change. She co-created and EP’d the series, ‘Thanksgiving,’ is on the Executive Committee of the ‘Yes, And…Laughter Lab,’ has performed at Bonnaroo, SXSW, ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ and as the TGS writer, Bethany, on NBC’s ‘30 Rock’. From 2014 – 2017, Bethany served as the Communications Project Manager for The Atlantic Philanthropies.