In a time where people are looking for methods to cure what ails them (in more ways than one), some comedy legends are planning to provide their own medicine via livestream.
Brian Allen’s Entertainment Studios/Allen Media Group will join forces with Funny or Die for an epic comedy fundraiser in May. According to Deadline, this three-hour event will raise funds for the hunger-fighting nonprofit organization, Feeding America; and will stream live on Allen’s Comedy.TV and The Weather Channel (available on fuboTV) on Saturday, May 9 from 8-11pm ET. It will also be viewed on the free weather, news and entertainment streaming service app, Local Now.
Allen gave a statement on Wednesday, saying, “Laughter is often the best medicine, and we are extremely motivated to bring attention to issues of food insecurity, and to assist in providing meals to families across the country who are financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“The coronavirus pandemic and the economic downturn it has created is shining a light on the fragile nature of people’s household budgets,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America, a nationwide network of 200 food banks. “Millions more of our neighbors are turning to food banks for help and we cannot thank Byron Allen and Allen Media Group enough for their support to raise funds and awareness of our work.”
The event will feature big names such as Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish, Howie Mandel, Chris Rock, Marlon Wayans, Taraji P. Henson, Margaret Cho and others.
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