Comedy Gives Back, A 24-Hour International & Digital Comedy Telethony Benefiting Malaria No More, Nov. 6, Highlight Hollywood News
Charity enterprise features some of the top names in stand-up comedy including Jim Breuer, Dane Cook, Rhys Darby, Marc Maron, Eugene Mirman and Kevin Nealon with more names to be announced.
Comedy Gives Back (http://comedygivesback.com/), a 24 hour international digital telethon takes place on Wednesday, November 6th with shows originating from New York City, Los Angeles, London and Sydney, Australia. The whole event will be streamed live to audiences around the world and across all internet-connected devices by way of Dailymotion.com (www.dailymotion.com), the leading global video destination.
Comedy Gives Back, now in its second year, is a social benefit enterprise that unites traditional and digital native comics to raise money through donations for a new charity each year with this year’s charity partner being Malaria No More (www.MalariaNoMore.org) whose goal is to end deaths from malaria.
“We are so inspired by the comedy community who has rallied to help make our vision a reality to create a day of laughter, to raise money and awareness for Malaria No More,” says Zoe Friedman, Co-Founder of Comedy Gives Back. “And with the telethon being distributed digitally, a donation to this worthy cause is simply a click away.”
Comedy Gives Back will feature some of the best comedic talent from around the world including: Greg Berhendt, Adam Bloom, Jim Breuer, Ronny Cheing, Dane Cook, Rhys Darby, Adam Hills, Marc Maron, Rove McManus, Eugene Mirman, and Kevin Nealon.
Tickets for the live stand-up shows go on sale today www.comedygivesback.com/tickets. The shows will take place at Gotham Comedy Club in New York City at 8PM (ET), opening night of the New York Comedy Festival; The Improv in Los Angeles at 8PM (PT) & 10PM (PT) (Comedy Juice Presents Comedy Gives Back); The Leicester Square Theatre in London at 10:15PM (GMT) and The Comedy Store in Sydney at 7PM on November 7th (AEDT).
In addition to the 12 hours of global stand-up, the remaining 12 hours will consist of live hosted comedy blocks presenting video premieres and highlights from the leading digital comedy brands such as IFC, Earwolf, Cracked.com, Sideshow Network, and more. Confirmed live and taped talent includes Jimmy Kimmel, Kevin Pollak; Scott Aukerman and Comedy Bang Bang; Shira Lazar and What’s Trending. These segments will be streamed live from The What’s Trending Studios in Hollywood.
The Comedy Gives Back live-stream will be made available through Dailymotion’s proprietary video player. Dailymotion will also be the sole distributor of the live stand up shows Video On Demand following the free 24 hour live-stream. VOD content will be available on November 9th.
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About Comedy Gives Back
Comedy Gives Back is a social benefit enterprise uniting traditional and digital native comics across various platforms to raise money for good causes. Think of it as a digital telethon. In its second year, Comedy Gives Back’s annual tent-pole event is a 24-hour global live-streamed comedy extravaganza raises money for charity. In 2011, Comedy Gives Back raised through their US efforts in NY, Chicago & LA benefiting Off the Mat and Into the World who brought relief to Haiti. For further information, please visit www.comedygivesback.com and you can follow them on twitter at @ComedyGivesBack.
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