Laughter is some of the best medicine during trying times such as this pandemic, which is why some of the biggest names in comedy are coming together for a great cause.
Standup and sketch comedy stars like Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Marlon Wayans, Sheryl Underwood, Kenan Thompson and many more are slated to appear in pre-recorded comedy segments during Byron Allen’s Feeding America Comedy Festival live stream event, which will raise money for the hunger-relief organization Feeding America and its vast network of food banks, the Hollywood Reporter reported.
“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,” Allen said of the all-star event.
“The coronavirus pandemic and the economic downturn it has created is shining a light on the fragile nature of people’s household budgets,” Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America, said in a statement to THR. “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.”
According to THR, the event “will be live-streamed on the Allen Media Group television networks Comedy.TV and The Weather Channel from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET on May 9.”