A virtual who’s who of comedy will come together for NBC’s Feeding America Comedy Festival that will air on Sunday, May 10, 2020., beginning at 7 p.m ET/PT, 6 p.m. CT. Organized by Byron Allen, the special will benefit Feeding America and gathers together many Saturday Night Live alumni including Michael Che, Will Smith, Will Ferrell, Eddie Murphy, Billy Cyrstal, Kenan Thompson, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Tina Fey, Colin Quinn, and more. At this point, it is unclear if Amy Poehler will join Tina Fey for the special.
Other comedians who are slated to appear on the fundraising special include Wanda Sykes, Stephen Colbert, Jack Black, Cedric the Entertainer, Brad Garrett, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart, George Lopez, and Howie Mandel.
The special is a creation by both Byron Allen’s company Entertainment Studios/Allen Group and Funny or Die.
TMZ caught up with Byron Allen who discussed the vision behind the comedy festival. Feeding America connects food banks across the nation and helps provide food to more than 40 million U.S. citizens each year. The nonprofit organization has been invaluable in providing meals to those directly impacted by the deadly Coronavirus.
Byron Allen hit up @TMZLive to chat about the "Feeding America Comedy Festival" airing this Sunday, May 10 at 7 PM on NBC, the Weather Channel, https://t.co/CB8kGKVa1s and the app Local Now pic.twitter.com/rPauWySncW
— TMZ (@TMZ) May 5, 2020
The special will more than likely be viewed on-demand following the event as well. Just about anyone who has made their name as a comedian is slated to appear and the show promises to bring comedy and a touch of humor to those who are hurting due to the pandemic while also raising funds to meet immediate needs.
According to a press release, the following co-hosts will have pre-recorded segments featured in the Feeding America Comedy Festival: Louie Anderson, Judd Apatow, Jack Black, Wayne Brady, Adam Carolla, Cedric the Entertainer, Andrew Dice Clay, Deon Cole, Dane Cook, Whitney Cummings, Tommy Davidson, Bill Engvall, Mike Epps, Tina Fey, Billy Gardell, Brad Garrett, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin James, 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, Sheryl Underwood, and Marlon Wayans.
What do you think about the Feeding America Comedy Festival line-up? Are you looking forward to the special 2-hour event? Are you going to donate to Feeding America?
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