By: Funny Or Die
Funny Or Die is extremely proud and honored to present Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event, an upcoming one-hour entertainment special in partnership with Momento Latino, UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, and Global Philanthropy. ‘
This fantastic entertainment special, produced and hosted by Eva Longoria along with co-hosts Gloria Estefan and Ricky Martin, will be broadcast Monday, Oct. 26 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will also be available to stream live and on-demand on CBS All Access.
The Latinx community has been deeply impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and has, and continues to play an indispensable part in fighting COVID-19 in America. ‘
Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event will be a special devoted to celebrating this country ‘s diversity, focusing on Latinx culture. This exploration of the Latinx experience as told by Latinx voices will feature musical performances, comedy pieces, docu-shorts, and star-studded appearances, all to honor the contributions by, and bring joy, awareness, and aid to the Latinx community.
Talent includes Wilmer Valderrama, Jose Andres, Arturo Castro, John Leguizamo, George Lopez, Isabela Merced, Rita Moreno, Ana Navarro-C ‘rdenas, Freddy Rodriguez, Juanes, Pitbull, Luis Fonsi, Kelsea Ballerini, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. More performers and participants will be announced as we continue to near the air-date, so be sure to check back for updates!
For more information about Momento Latino, click here.
“We created Momento Latino because we understand the challenges that Latinos in America face every day, and we knew we had to bring together a national infrastructure of opportunity to move the community forward into the future, ‘ said Henry R. Mu ‘oz III, founder of Momento Latino.
For more information about Global Philanthropy Group, click here.
ESSENTIAL HEROES: A MOMENTO LATINO EVENT is created by Henry R. Mu ‘oz III. The special is produced by Funny Or Die, Momento Latino, UnbeliEVAble Entertainment and Global Philanthropy. Executive producers are Henry Mu ‘oz for Momento Latino; Eva Longoria and Ben Spector for UnbeliEVAble Entertainment; Global Philanthropy; and Mike Farah, Joe Farrell, Jim Ziegler, Moira Noriega, Gloria Medel Solomons and R.A. Clark for Funny Or Die. The special is directed by Ron de Moraes.