LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Comedian and Hollywood Star Sarah Silverman along with an all-star group of hilarious friends today announce they are teaming up for Good for a Laugh, a comedy fundraiser to help support two organizations helping children whose lives have been devastated by war: War Child USA and INARA.
This exclusive, one-night only benefit will take place at the historic Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles on March 1. Sarah Silverman, a two-time Emmy Award winner and one of the most versatile talents in entertainment, will be joined by Emmy Award nominated comedian Tig Notaro, Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Chelsea Peretti and Broad City writer Naomi Ekperigin. The evening will be hosted by Veep and Life in Pieces star Dan Bakkedahl.
"I know I speak for all us knuckleheads when I say we are so grateful to get to be a part of this. If we can lure you in with a show and get you to learn about War Child and INARA on the way, everybody wins. These are massively needed programs led by wildly compassionate, effective experts in their fields," said Silverman.
This event has been made possible thanks to the support of event co-chairs, actors and humanitarians Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski.
"War and conflict are almost always discussed in statistical and political terms in our culture, and people typically don't take the time to think about the real cost on the most vulnerable: innocent children whose lives are devastated," said Seyfried and Sadoski. "We are passionate about elevating their voices to the hearts of those who will listen. And we think the best way to get the hearts and minds of more people is to simply start by getting them to laugh."
Good for a Laugh's Host Committee – featuring actors and producers among others – also includes:
- Patrick J Adams & Troian Bellisario
- Beth Behrs & Michael Gladis
- Betsy Brandt
- Angelique Cabral
- Elan Gale & Molly Quinn
- Erica Gray
- Colin & Samantha Hanks
- Mary Kitchen
- Keltie Knight
- Chantal Kreviazuk
- Cara Santa Maria
- Natalie Morales
- Olivia Munn
- Christina Ochoa
- Alison Pill & Joshua Leonard
- Sarah Rafferty
Good for a Laugh will benefit two organizations supporting children whose lives have been devastated by war. The first, War Child USA, protects children from the brutal impact of war by getting them back in school, lifting their families out of poverty and ensuring their rights are respected.
"We are thrilled to be a part of this outstanding event with such compelling and hilarious talent," said Dr. Samantha Nutt, War Child USA Founder. "Learn a little, laugh a lot is what we hope the audience will take away from the evening. Even if the work we do with children around the world is deeply serious, raising money to help doesn't have to be."
The second organization, INARA, provides life-altering medical treatment for war-wounded refugee children from Syria to help them build happier and healthier futures.
"INARA is a niche organization that helps war wounded refugee children when no one else will or can, and the work we do is completely unique," said Arwa Damon, Founder and President of INARA and CNN International Foreign Correspondent. "This fundraiser – in combination from our base of incredible supporters – will help us raise awareness and vital funds so we can continue to do this important work."
Tickets can be purchased at https://bit.ly/2D78Fdt.
The event is sponsored by CNN, CBS and Lyft. Hitch a ride to the show with Lyft and use the event code Goodforalaugh to receive a special discounted fare.
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SOURCE War Child USA