Comedy Gives Back hosts YouTube Show
Live from the YouTube Space office in Los Angeles, Comedy Gives Back rallied top comedians for a livestreamed stand up comedy show in June 2013. To bring you this YouTube Comedy Week event, we captured photos and interviews backstage of this show with Greg Berhendt (“Sex and the City”, “He’s Just Not That Into You”) and many other stars there to support Comedy Gives Back and their charity partner, Malaria No More.
To kick off the show, YouTube stars Olga Kay and Beth Hoyt (“Beth in Show”) introduced the night’s Host Rove McManus (Australian, “Finding Nemo”.) This global LOL line-up also included Rob Delaney (Boston “Cougar Town” “Burning Love”), Matt Kirshen (UK “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”) Retta (“Parks and Recreation”), Daniel Kinno (Russian), Jeremy Hotz (Canadian), and Ahmed Bharoocha (Syrian “Dead Kevin”.)
As part of this warm-up show, Comedy Gives Back Founders and the show Producers Amber J. Lawson, Zoe Friedman and Jodi Lieberman interviewed comedians backstage about things that are not preventable (like Rove’s Australian accent and a few other things that you’ll need to watch the video to learn) compared to Malaria that is preventable! Greg Berhendt also confessed to his favorite fruit, and these interviews will be posted on Comedy Gives Back‘s YouTube Channel.
To announce their Nov 6th 24-hour global telethon to benefit Malaria No More, comedians Dane Cook, Adam Carolla (“ACE Networks”), Kevin Nealon (“Weeds”, “SNL”), Adam Devine (“Workaholics”) and Skylar Stone (“Raising Hope”) star in a new Comedy Gives Back video campaign called “Preventable.” If you want to get involved, support Malaria No More and Like this video: http://youtu.be/nH2Uao7fqlU
A child dies every minute from Malaria, and comedians are volunteering their time to raise awareness that it is preventable and treatable! Confirmed talent for the Nov 6th Comedy Gives Back show benefiting Malaria No More include headliners: Dane Cook (“Mr. Brooks”), Kevin Nealon (“Weeds”), Greg Fitzsimmons (“Big Dog Radio”), Josh Wolf (“Chelsea Lately”), Kevin Pollak (“Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show”, “The Usual Suspects”), MaryLynn Rajskub (Chloe on “24”), and Michael Buckley (“What the Buck”.)
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