Byron Allen's FEEDING AMERICA COMEDY FESTIVAL Delivers Over 16 Million Meals For Families Across The Country
Allen's Two-Hour Comedy Special that Debuted Last Night on NBC Network Continues to Deliver Viewers and Donations as Feeding America Comedy Festival Airs and Streams on COMEDY.TV, THE WEATHER CHANNEL, and Allen Media Group's Free Streaming App LOCAL NOW.
LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- "I am proud to say the FEEDING AMERICA COMEDY FESTIVAL more than achieved our goals, making America laugh and delivering over 16 million meals to families in need across the country," said Byron Allen, Founder/Chair/CEO of Allen Media Group. "I wish to thank everyone for their donations, the extremely talented comedians who gave so much of their valuable time, and to NBC for being such a tremendous partner in this much-needed effort. We will continue this fundraising campaign with encore presentations of the special on The Weather Channel, Comedy.TV, the free streaming app Local Now, and on NBC digital platforms."
In addition to the four co-hosts--Byron Allen, Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish, and Kenan Thompson-- comedians who contributed pre-recorded comedy segments included: Louie Anderson, Judd Apatow, Jack Black, Wayne Brady, Adam Carolla, Cedric the Entertainer, Andrew Dice Clay, Deon Cole, Dane Cook, Whitney Cummings, Tommy Davidson, Bill Engvall, Mike Epps, Tina Fey, Billy Gardell, Brad Garrett, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin James, Jamie Kennedy, Keegan-Michael Key, George Lopez, Jon Lovitz, Howie Mandel, Sebastian Maniscalco, Tim Meadows, Eddie Murphy, Caroline Rhea, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Sarah Silverman, JB Smoove and Sheryl Underwood.
ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT STUDIOS / ALLEN MEDIA GROUP Chairman and CEO Byron Allen founded Entertainment Studios in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Raleigh. Entertainment Studios owns 15 U.S. Big-Four network affiliate broadcast television stations and nine 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 160 million subscribers: THE WEATHER CHANNEL, PETS.TV, COMEDY.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, and JUSTICECENTRAL.TV Entertainment Studios will add its tenth network, THE WEATHER CHANNEL EN ESPANOL in 2020. Entertainment Studios also owns the LOCAL NOW AVOD streaming service, powered by THE WEATHER CHANNEL and content partners, which delivers real-time, hyper-local news, weather, traffic, sports, and lifestyle information. Entertainment Studios also produces, distributes, and sells advertising for 64 television programs, making it one of the largest independent producers/distributors of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations. With a library of over 5,000 hours of owned content across multiple genres, Entertainment Studios provides video content to broadcast television stations, cable television networks, mobile devices, multimedia platforms, and the World Wide Web. Our mission is to provide excellent programming to our viewers, online users, and Fortune 500 advertising partners.
ABOUT FUNNY OR DIE Funny Or Die is a premiere entertainment brand and comedy studio that creates award-winning comedy. Known for its celebrity driven and topical content, Funny Or Die reaches a global audience of more than 40 million people, and is the #1 comedy brand on both Facebook and Twitter. Funny Or Die's Emmy Award-winning long-form division produces shows like the critically-acclaimed Brockmire for IFC, Emmy nominated Billy on the Street, the Peabody award-winning American Vandal for Netflix, the Emmy nominated Sarah Silverman series I Love You, America for Hulu and No Activity for CBS All Access. Funny Or Die produced two feature films, "Between Two Ferns: The Movie" for Netflix, and "Impractical Jokers: The Movie." FOD also makes award-winning TV commercials and Branded Content for all verticals and many Fortune 500 Companies from soft drinks to automobiles and toilet paper.
ABOUT FEEDING AMERICA® Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 40 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. For more information, visit: www.feedingamerica.org