“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.
All viewers tuning in to this comedy event are still encouraged to contribute/volunteer/donate here: www.feedingamerica.org/comedyfest