The phrase has been utilized a lot over the past few weeks, but this time we truly mean it when we say this is exactly what we need right now.
It’s been announced that a huge comedy benefit titled “Comedy Gives Back Laugh Aid” will be going live tomorrow, thanks to the folks at AXS TV. It’s reminiscent of the old Comic Relief’s from the 80’s and 90’s by assembling a who’s who in comedy.
The announced line-up includes Dave Attell, Joel Kim Booster, Bill Burr, Dane Cook, Whitney Cummings, Ron Funches, Jim Gaffigan, Ken Jeong, Anthony Jeselnik, Jessica Kirson, Bert Kreischer, Howie Mandel, Marc Maron, Big Jay Oakerson, Patton Oswalt, Tom Papa, Ray Romano, Jeff Ross, Adam Sandler, Iliza Shlesinger, The Sklar Brothers, Bob Saget, Amanda Seales, Dan Soder, David Spade, Taylor Tomlinson, and Gina Yashere. And we imagine there will definitely be some big surprises as well.
“Now more than ever, the world could use a little levity,” said Sarah Weidman, AXS TV’s Head of Original Programming in a statement. “This is a great opportunity for viewers across the country to sit back, relax, and let the country’s top comics entertain them with a night of laughs that we hope will provide some joy, while raising funds for an important cause. AXS TV is proud to continue to offer live simulcast events such as Comedy Gives Back Laugh Aid, and we look forward to sharing them with our audience.”
All of the money raised will be going to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. To read more, you can go here. Laugh Aid streams tomorrow at 7/6c.