Over the past few days, we have received an overwhelming amount of feedback concerning our decision to employ “wage gap pricing” in the application process for the Cinder Block Comedy Festival, charging women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQIA community 77 cents on the dollar, an acknowledgement of the pay disparity in the United States. We would like to publicly state that we stand by our decision
and our commitment to creating a diverse comedy festival, showcasing talent from all backgrounds. In addition, we have decided to open our wage-gap priced early bird discount to people with disabilities of all types, as they are an under-represented group as well, and the wage-gap priced early bird deadline will be extended until March 31ST. General applications will become available on April 1ST and that deadline has also been extended to April 30TH.