NY Laughs, in partnership with The Actors Fund, is putting on a special one-night-only streaming event “Laughter in Lockdown,”to benefit comedians and other comedy professionals in need on Friday, May 29 at 8 p.m. Eastern (5 p.m. Pacific) on nylaughs.org/lockdown.
“Laughter in Lockdown” will be hosted by Mo Amer, with appearances and performances by Wanda Sykes, Judd Apatow, Ray Romano, Roy Wood Jr., Carl Reiner, Craig Robinson, Dave Attell, Gary Gulman, Gina Yashere, Ian Edwards, Jeff Ross, Jim Norton, Jon Fisch, Keith Robinson, Marina Franklin, Moody McCarthy, Pete Holmes, Robert Kelly, Ronny Chieng, Ted Greenberg, Sal Vulcano, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Vanessa Hollingshead, and more. Plus Starrkeisha’s Cheer Squad and Piff The Magic Dragon joined by Mr. Piffles and Jade Simone.
Proceeds will benefit struggling comedians and comedy club professionals as part of The Actors Fund’s greater initiative to help entertainment creatives in comedy affected financially due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The two-hour event will stream at nylaughs.org/lockdown and will be accessible on YouTube thereafter.