They say laughter is the best medicine, and Friday night a group of comedians and actors will do their part to feed it to audiences across the world.
The Americares Foundation will hold a comedy show to raise donations for COVID-19 coronavirus relief. The show, titled “COVID is No Joke” will air Friday, May 1st, at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
Hosted by Tony Goldwyn, the one-hour event will feature appearances by Wayne Brady, Gal Gadot, Jack Black, Sia and many more. During the show, they will perform sketches, heart-felt messages and stand-up comedy according to Americares.org
“This is what Americares does best – helping people in crisis – and we hope this comedy event raises awareness and critical funding for its COVID-19 response,” Goldwyn said.
Americares is a “health-focused relief organization” that assists individuals affected by pandemics. It provides protective gear, such as masks and sanitizer, to healthcare workers across the United States.
Anyone who wants to donate to the Americares Foundation can visit its website or text “JOKE” to 20222 to make a $25 dollar donation. The first $100,000 in donations raised during the event will be matched by an anonymous beneficiary.