More all-star benefits for Haiti, as comedians and musicians join forces on East, West Coasts

Tonight is the two-hour A-list telethon for Haiti earthquake relief efforts, airing in primetime on all of the networks and several cable channels.

I've also been notified of a few more all-star live benefit shows for Haiti that will be taking place in New York City and Los Angeles.

Saturday, Jan. 23: A Night of Comedy and Music to Benefit Haiti, presented by Bowery Presents and BrooklynVegan, with Zach Galifianakis, Spoon's Britt Daniel, Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver), St. Vincent, Janeane Garofalo, The Daily Show's Wyatt Cenac, and John Shade. It's at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, with tickets for $35-$40, and VIP options to donate more. All proceeds split between a Haiti orphanage and the Red Cross.

Monday, Jan. 25: Sarah Silverman, Ed Helms, Aziz Ansari, Thomas Lennon, at Largo in Los Angeles. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity in Haiti. Tickets: $50.

Wednesday, Jan. 27: Strength Through Unity, A Benefit for the victims of the Earthquake in Haiti. At the Bell House in Brooklyn. Tickets: $50, with all proceeds split between Save the Children and Partners in Health. Scheduled lineup: Jimmy Fallon, The Walkmen, Ted Leo, Eugene Mirman, The Wrens, Michael Showalter, Sondre Lerche, Todd Barry, A.C. Newman of New Pornographers with Rhett Miller of Old 97s plus Nicole Atkins as a Seekers cover band, Here We Go Magic, NY1's Pat Kiernan and The Wahoo Skiffle Crazies.

These are all in addition to the previously announced comedy shows happening next week. See my list of those Haiti relief benefit comedy shows here.

Sean L. McCarthy

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