Star-Studded Live-Streaming and Network Simulcast Comedy Charity Event to Air Live on NBC and Allen Media Group-Owned Networks The Weather Channel and Comedy.TV in Addition to the Free Streaming App Local Now 7:00-9:00 pm
The ‘Feeding America Comedy Festival’ Will Feature Numerous Comedy Icons Including Jack Black, Cedric the Entertainer, Billy Crystal, Brad Garrett, Whoopi Goldberg, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, George Lopez, Howie Mandel, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Kenan Thompson, and Many More
Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group television production division – Entertainment Studios – proudly announces a network broadcast and live-streaming comedy event to support and raise money for America’s largest hunger-relief organization, Feeding America.
Co-produced by the Funny Or Die entertainment brand and comedy studio, this comedy event to support Feeding America will now air nationwide on the NBC broadcast television network and will be simulcast on the Allen Media Group television networks Comedy.TV and The Weather Channel, The event will also live-stream on Allen’s free streaming service app Local Now from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (ET) on Sunday, May 10, 2020.
Dozens of today’s comedy icons will contribute pre-recorded comedy segments to live-stream during the two-hour event. Some of the comedians that have committed to participating in this comedy event include: Byron Allen, Louie Anderson, Judd Apatow, Jack Black, Wayne Brady, Adam Carolla, Cedric the Entertainer, Margaret Cho, Andrew Dice Clay, Deon Cole, Billy Crystal, Whitney Cummings, Tommy Davidson, Bill Engvall, Mike Epps, Jim Gaffigan, Billy Gardell, Brad Garrett, Whoopi Goldberg, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin James, Jim Jefferies, Jamie Kennedy, Keegan-Michael Key, George Lopez, Jon Lovitz, Howie Mandel, Sebastian Maniscalco, Marc Maron, Tim Meadows, Eddie Murphy, Caroline Rhea, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Sarah Silverman, JB Smoove, Kenan Thompson, Marlon Wayans, and many more.
All viewers tuning in to this live-streaming comedy event will be encouraged to contribute/volunteer/donate here: www.feedingamerica.org/comedyfest
“In partnership with Feeding America, my comedian friends and all of us at Allen Media Group are pleased to announce this global live-streaming comedy event on May 10th,” said Byron Allen, Founder/Chair/CEO of Entertainment Studios/Allen Media Group. “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.”
“There’s nothing more important right now than doing everything we can to make sure everyone affected by this pandemic is able to feed themselves and their families,” said Doug Vaughan, Executive Vice President, Special Programs, NBC Entertainment. “We’re honored to be partnering with Feeding America and the amazing work they’re doing to make sure there is food on everyone’s table.”
“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.”