All-star comedy and music benefit for Doctors Without Borders relief in West Africa

The Ebola epidemic may have only begun to hit New York City and America, but NYC is fighting back with a fund-raiser.

Specifically, a collection of New York comedians and musicians are putting on a benefit show — Nov. 19, 2014, at Irving Plaza — with all of the proceeds going to MSF International. MSF stands for Medecins Sans Frontieres, translated from French as Doctors Without Borders. Dr. Craig Spencer had volunteered with Doctors Without Borders, working with Ebola patients and catching the virus before returning to NYC. Spencer is currently being treated in isolation at Bellevue Hospital.

Meanwhile, comedians Fred Armisen, Hannibal Buress, David Cross, Jim Gaffigan, Janeane Garofalo, musicians Ted Leo, Regina Spektor and Jack Dishel, and radio personality Ira Glass are lined up for the November benefit, organized by comedians Jena Friedman and Greg Barris.

More performers will be announced closer to showtime.

Tickets cost $60; $110 VIP tickets include an exclusive afterparty sponsored by Ken Friedman (The Spotted Pig, The Breslin).

Get tickets to the Benefit for West Africa Relief here.

Donate directly to MSF.

Get involved socially with #DonatetoMSF

Sean L. McCarthy

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