AXS TV will broadcast the LaughAid benefit for Comedy Gives Back

You don’t need to watch the upcoming #LaughAid on your computer, phone or tablet. Unless you want or have to.

That’s because AXS TV will broadcast the all-star benefit event, Comedy Gives Back Laugh Aid — this Saturday, April 4 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. Viewers can enjoy the Comedy Gives Back Laugh Aid simulcast on AXS TV, as well as across the Network’s various social media platforms including the AXS TV YouTube ChannelFacebook pageTwitter and website, AXS.TV. The network is pre-empting its regular programming on this night.

More from the press release:

The four-plus hour telethon puts the spotlight on a powerhouse roster of comedy superstars, coming together to raise money and awareness for an emergency relief fund benefiting working comedians who have been financially impacted due to the spread of COVID-19. The A-list lineup of fan-favorites and industry icons includes, Dave AttellJoel Kim BoosterBill BurrDane CookRon FunchesAnthony JeselnikJessica KirsonBert KreischerHowie MandelMarc MaronBig Jay OakersonPatton OswaltTom PapaRay RomanoJeff RossIliza ShlesingerThe Sklar BrothersBob SagetAmanda SealesDan SoderDavid SpadeTaylor TomlinsonGina Yashere and many more.

AXS TV is pleased to provide viewers with a place to come and enjoy the absolute best in entertainment programming, bringing them closer to their favorite performers with acclaimed documentaries, candid interviews, unforgettable concerts and more, airing each and every day. AXS TV’s audience can expect to enjoy a roster of exclusive specials, live simulcasts, hit-packed sets, in-depth interviews, and insightful documentaries, curated specifically for those viewers craving the magic that only live performances can provide.

“Now more than ever, the world could use a little levity,” said Sarah Weidman, Head of Original Programming, Development and Multi-Platform Content for AXS TV. “This is a great opportunity for viewers across the country to sit back, relax, and let the country’s top comics entertain them with a night of laughs that we hope will provide some joy, while raising funds for an important cause. AXS TV is proud to continue to offer live simulcast events such as Comedy Gives Back Laugh Aid, and we look forward to sharing them with our audience.”

In addition to broadcasting the event, AXS TV is supporting Comedy Gives Back Laugh Aid, providing tech support and studio operations in collaboration with Laugh Lounge.

Throughout the event, viewers will be encouraged to make donations to Comedy Gives Back Laugh Aid COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. The relief fund ( is now open, taking grant submissions and distributing funds to those in need. Viewers can text LAUGHAID to 707070 to donate to the relief fund for comedians affected by the pandemic.  

Follow the social media conversation on Twitter @axstv and @comedygivesback as well as #ComedyGivesBack, #LaughAid2020, #ComedianReliefFund and #AloneTogether. 

Sean L. McCarthy

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