Byron Allen says the information about individuals ready in line for hours to feed their households motivated him to do one thing, and he bought on the spot help from a slew of celebrity comedians.
The famed TV mogul instructed us he hatched the thought for the “Feeding America Comedy Pageant” only a couple weeks in the past, and his first name to get it going was to Kevin Hart.
Byron was on “TMZ Stay” Tuesday and stated he adopted up with calls to Tiffany Haddish, Eddie Murphy, Billy Crystal, Adam Sandler and so many extra … they usually all had the identical reply — let’s do that.
Byron — who’s partnering with Humorous or Die to provide the profit — says viewers can anticipate extra than simply cookie-cutter materials from the comics and actors. He tells us he gave them free rein to get inventive in 2-Three minutes … and it may produce lotsa laugh-out-loud moments.
Another massive names set to seem on the 2-hour comedy particular embody Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, Judd Apatow, Jack Black, Whitney Cummings, Whoopi Goldberg, George Lopez, Marc Maron, JB Smoove and Marlon Wayans.
‘Feeding America’ encompasses a nationwide community of 200 meals banks, and Byron instructed us nearly all of them are dealing with elevated demand for meals and provides because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The particular airs this Sunday, Might 10 at 7 PM on NBC, the Climate Channel, Comedy.TV and the app Native Now.