If you don’t have plans on November 6, you do now. Comedy Gives Back will be presenting a 24 hour international digital telethon, with shows originating from New York City, Los Angeles, London and Sydney. All you need to attend is an internet-enabled device. Among the comedians performing include Greg Behrendt, Adam Bloom, Jim Bruer, Ronny Cheing, Dane Cook, Rhys Darby, Adam Hills, Marc Maron, Rove McManus, Eugene Mirman and Kevin Nealon.
If you want to grab tickets for the festival and have your guffaws transmitted around the world, you can pick up tickets for the shows at the Gotham Comedy Club (New York), the Improv (Los Angeles), The Leicester Square Theatre (London) or The Comedy Store (Syndney) here. The 12 hours of stand up will be supplanted by live hosted comedy blocks, with premieres from comedy brands including IFC, Earwolf, cracked.com, Sideshow Network and more. Some of the talent conrifmed to host or appear via tape will be Jimmy Kimmel, Kevin Pollak, Scott Aukerman and Comedy Bang Bang, Shira Lazar and What’s Trending.
Comedy Gives Back is a social benefit enterprise that unites traditional and digital native comics to raise money through donations for a given charity. This year, the charity is Malaria No More, which has a goal to end deaths from malaria. For more details, go to Comedy Gives Back’s website.