Jerry Seinfeld Taking Nashville Flood Seriously | Tonic
This vibrant city, home to most of America's celebrity country singers and famous institutions like the Grand Ole Opry, is still drowning in despair over the recent flood. Jerry Seinfeld is the latest celeb to step up and recognize Nashville's enduring need. Previously scheduled to perform at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center Friday, Seinfeld is now donating all the proceeds from his show to Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. [Read More]
Stars align in Hollywood for "Night of 140 Tweets" | the comic's comic
What happens when you get 140 performers -- from the biggest names in comedy to the biggest up-and-coming funny people, mixed in with Hollywood stars and starlets, musicians, writers, children's show makers, porn stars, and just plain clever people -- put them in a 99-seat sold-out north Hollywood theater, and let them unleash their favorite and sometimes raunchiest Twitter posts? You got the crazy scene last night at A Night of 140 Tweets, an all-star benefit for Haiti relief at the Upright Cit... [Read More]
Jon Stewart, Louis CK doing their part for NYC public schools; something in it for you, too! | the comic's comic
Jon Stewart and Louis CK are working to make the NYC public schools better.. [Read More]
Comedians for Haiti - Earthquake relief fund-raisers | the comic's comic
It has been heartening to see the comedy community come together and help in the fund-raising efforts in Haiti following the devastating 7.0 earthquake that hit the already-impoverished island nation earlier this week. [Read More]
UCBT Announces Charity Asssscat Shows For Haiti | The Apiary
The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre presents two special performances of their long-running improv show, ASSSSCAT, to raise support for Mercy Corps' relief efforts in Haiti after the devastating earthquake of January 12th. Every dollar raised at the show will go directly to Mercy Corps' relief efforts in Haiti. [Read More]
Wil Sylvince tells you how you can help his native Haitians; Letterman also makes a plea on TV | the comic's comic
Stand-up comedian Wil Sylvince, a past winner of New York's Funniest Stand-Up contest and native of Haiti offers suggestions for helping the Haitians.. David Letterman also takes a couple of minutes to tell people they can donate to the World Food Project. [Read More]
Comedy writer Mickey Ross leaves $3M to Mass. Yiddish center | San Francisco Chronicle
Late comedy writer and producer Mickey Ross, who was known for his work on the television shows "All in the Family" and "Three's Company" has left $3 million to the Massachusetts-based National Yiddish Book Center. [Read More]
Chant "Todd!" for your New Year's countdown and earn $500 for charity? Todd Barry says so! | the comic's comic
Yes, as the headline suggests, it's that simple. Well, you will have to videotape yourself chanting "Todd" as 2009 counts down into 2010, but as comedian Todd Barry explains in this short video, it's for charity! Show the ones you love that you care, by doing what's right to ring in the new year. It's the Todd! Todd! TODD! New Year's Eve Project, now with Tumblr.. [Read More]
Larry the Cable Guy gives $1.2M to rehab hospital | Action 3 News Omaha
Comedian Larry the Cable Guy has pledged to give $1.2 million to help develop a 14-bed children's unit at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln. The comedian, whose real name is Dan Whitney, says he decided to make the gift after seeing some of the work Madonna does to help kids overcome injuries and illnesses. Whitney, who is a native of Pawnee City, Neb., made the gift through his Git-R-Done Foundation. [Read More]
Comedy Charity Choices - Giving With Joy | Third Beat
There is no shortage of worthy causes out there. If you have no particular charity close to your heart, how do you choose? If you're a passionate comedy lover, here are a few options for donating your dollars through more joyful channels. [Read More]