By: Kat Curtis
Hunger isn ‘t funny.
But we need laughter – especially during these not-so-funny times. ‘
That ‘s why Funny Or Die and Allen Media Group are teaming up to produce the Feeding America Comedy Festival – a live-streamed comedy event benefiting Feeding America and helping families across the country who are financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This two hour comedy will air on both NBC and The Weather Channel Sunday, May 10 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET. ‘ The celebrity roster for this event is HUGE – and guess what!? Even more comedians are expected to announce their participation as the event gets closer!! ‘
“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. ‘
You can expect to see pre-recorded segments from incredible comedians including 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, 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, Tim Meadows, Eddie Murphy, Caroline Rhea, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Sarah Silverman, JB Smoove, Kenan Thompson, Sheryl Underwood and Marlon Wayans (and again – MORE CELEBRITIES TO BE ANNOUNCED!!)