As Rolling Stone reports, Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Billy Crystal, and Tiffany Haddish are among the all-star comedian lineup that will do so. They are slated to join “Byron Allen’s Feeding America Comedy Festival live stream, which will raise funds for the hunger-relief organization’s network of food banks.”
It will be a three-hour-long broadcast in the form of a live stream on Allen Media Group TV networks Comedy.TV and The Weather Channel as well as on the Local Now streaming service app on May 9th from 8-11 p.m. ET.
Other comedians performing will include Kevin Hart, Marlon Wayans, Howie Mandel, Brad Garrett, Taraji P. Henson, Louie Anderson, Margaret Cho, Kenan Thompson, Marc Maron, Jon Lovitz, Caroline Rhea, Billy Gardell, Tim Meadows, Jamie Kennedy, Bill Engvall, and Sheryl Underwood.
Allen has issued a statement explaining the event:
“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 9th. 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,” CEO of Feeding America Claire Babineaux-Fontenot said in a statement. “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.”