Los Angeles’ Comedy Store will stream a live, three-hour video showcase for comedians on April 21 as a fundraiser for The Comedy Store Family Fund, a charitable effort that has taken on new urgency during the COVID-19 crisis.
The benefit event, billed as a podcast, will kick off at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET. Its first hour will be hosted by Whitney Cummings and feature comedians Chris D’Elia, Bobby Lee, Andrew Santino and Tim Dillon. The second hour, hosted by Tom Segura, will feature Joey Diaz, Bert Kreischer and Theo Von, and the final hour will see host Neal Brennan welcome Bill Burr, Donnell Rawlings and a special guest.
The evening’s three, hour-long episodes will stream live on YouTube, Twitch and The Comedy Store’s website, followed by on-demand availability via the Comedy Store Channel on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku and Xbox. Audiences will be able to donate directly to The Comedy Store Family Fund by text message through an interactive feature during the specials.
“The Comedy Store wants to spread some joy as everyone is sheltering in place,” the venue said in announcing the event. “So, we will bring a little bit of The Store to you, at home and we will get through this, together.”