Comedy Gives Back: A Comedy Telethon For the 21st Century
By Jake Kroeger on October 19, 2013
In the style of an old school telethon done up 21st century style, Comedy Gives Back is going to be a multi-platform global live-streamed comedy event spanning 24 hours to raise money for Malaria No More, a charity dedicated to eradicating deaths by malaria. That’s right, the intangible force of comedy is taking on the really tangible, horrid disease of malaria, and this digital telethon might be the thing that makes the difference.
If you want, you can donate to Malaria No More via Comedy Gives Back right now, but the actual event is coming soon and it’s a big one. Comedy Gives Back will feature several comedy shows airing from venues all the way from London to Sydney and several places in between, broadcast to the Internet via Dailymotion, in addition to exclusive videos from IFC, Earwolf, Jimmy Kimmel, Scott Aukerman/Comedy Bang! Bang!, and more. It’s impressive in and of itself just to check out a comedy show run on time, not to mention a day long one. You can get tickets to attend any of the live shows or watch, as said before, at Dailymotion on November 6th, starting at 8/7c/5p and actually watch comedy travel across two oceans, which has to be fit for some type of world record on Record Setter.
They’ve programmed quite the comedy line-up thus far:
Nerdist’s own Jonah Ray
The Midnight Beast
Check out their promo video here in case you don’t believe all of what I just wrote and you read: