Adam Sandler and Eddie Murphy have signed on to lead NBC’s Feeding America Comedy Festival. Airing next week, the remote comedy festival will raise funds for the hunger-relief fund, Feeding America. Behind the scenes, Byron Allen’s Media Group and Funny Or Die are working with NBC to put together the project. In front of the camera, George Lopez, Kevin Hart, Mike Epps, Cedric The Entertainer, Whoopi Goldberg and many others will join Sandler and Murphy.
“Laughter is often the best medicine, and we are extremely motivated to bring attention to issues of food insecurity, and to assist in providing meals to families across the country who are financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Byron Allen said.
“There’s nothing more important right now than doing everything we can to make sure everyone affected by this pandemic is able to feed themselves and their families,” NBC Entertainment Special Programs EVP Doug Vaughan said.
The Feeding America Comedy Festival will air on May 10, 2020 at 7 p.m. on NBC, The Weather Channel, Comedy.TV and the Local Now app.