'Feeding America Comedy Festival': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, news and all you need to know about the show

The Feeding America Comedy Festival is a joint attempt by Feeding America, a hunger-relief organization, NBC and Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios and Funny or Die


                            'Feeding America Comedy Festival': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, news and all you need to know about the show
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Could Laughter really be the best medicine? As people across the world continue to struggle to fight the crisis that is COVID-19, the entertainment world is coming together for the cause in an attempt to do their bit. Comedians are coming together to share a platform to raise money for those severely affected by the global pandemic that has brought the world to a standstill.

The Feeding America Comedy Festival is a joint attempt by Feeding America, a hunger-relief organization, NBC and Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios and Funny or Die to raise money to provide food to those who cannot afford it at this time. 

"There's nothing more important right now than doing everything we can to make sure everyone affected by this pandemic is able to feed themselves and their families," said Doug Vaughan, NBC Entertainment's executive vice president of special programs. "We're honored to be partnering with Feeding America and the amazing work they're doing to make sure there is food on everyone's table."

You can support the cause here

Release date

The Feeding America Comedy Festival will air this Sunday, May 10, 2020, at 7 PM.

Cast

Byron Allen who put together the star-studded show; Whoopi Goldberg, Wayne Brady, Adam Sandler, Keegan-Michael Key, Deon Cole, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Hart, Margaret Cho, Marlon Wayans, Cedric the Entertainer, Tommy Davidson, Andrew Dice Clay, Jack Black, Whitney Cummings, George Lopez, Bill Engvall, Mike Epps, Sheryl Underwood, Billy Gardell, Brad Garrett, Taraji P. Henson, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin James, Jim Jefferies, Jamie Kennedy, Louie Anderson, Howie Mandel, Judd Apatow, Sebastian Maniscalco, Marc Maron, Tim Meadows, Adam Carolla, Jon Lovitz, Caroline Rhea, Jodi Miler, JB Smoove, and Kenan Thompson.

“In partnership with Feeding America, my comedian friends and all of us at Allen Media Group are pleased to announce this global live-streaming comedy event on May 10th,” said Allen, head of Entertainment Studios/Allen Media Group. “Laughter is often the best medicine, and we are extremely motivated to bring attention to issues of food insecurity and to assist in providing meals to families across the country who are financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” he continued.

Creators 

The Feeding America Comedy Festival fundraiser is co-produced by the comedy studio Funny or Die and the production company Entertainment Studios. 

Trailers

There is no trailer as such for the event, but you can know more about it here.

Where to watch

The two-hour Feeding America Comedy Festival will air on NBC on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. It will also be streaming on Allen Media Group cable networks Comedy. TV and The Weather Channel, and on the free streaming service Local Now. 

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