via press release:
CURRENT TV’S JOY BEHAR TO HEADLINE HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF BENEFIT AT NYC’S 92ND STREET Y
“JOY BEHAR’S COMICS WITH BENEFITS” TO STAR BEHAR, ALONG WITH ANDY BOROWITZ
Comedy Special will Premiere on Current TV on Friday, December 14th at 9PM ET
New York, November 29, 2012 – Joy Behar, host of Current TV’s “Joy Behar: Say Anything!” will headline a special night of comedy to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy, the recent super storm that affected New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. “Joy Behar’s Comics with Benefits” will feature Behar and some of her stand-up comic friends including Andy Borowitz, winner of the first National Press Club award for humor, Emmy-Award winning actress Judy Gold, Mario Cantone and John Fugelsang, in addition to other notable names in the worlds of TV, film, theater and music. Current co-founder Vice President Al Gore and actress and singer Liza Minnelli and others will appear in special videotaped appearances during the special. All talent is subject to change.
“I know that so many of my fellow New Yorkers have been deeply affected by this terrible storm,” said Behar. “I also believe that laughter is essential, now more than ever, as we rebuild after this disaster.”
The event is presented in conjunction with 92nd Street Y in New York City, the Jewish cultural and community center known for its wide-ranging conversations and talks, where Behar frequently appears. The show will take place live at 92nd Street Y on Monday, December 10th and will air on Current TV on Friday, December 14th at 9PM ET, with subsequent airings throughout the holiday season.
Current TV and 92Y are donating proceeds from the benefit to relief efforts benefitting Sandy victims in the tri-state area through two charities – UJA-Federation of New York, which provides cash assistance, temporary housing, food, and far more to the thousands of New Yorkers struggling in the aftermath of the storm, and Rebuilding Together, which provides critical repairs and renovations for low-income homeowners. Fundraising efforts will be accomplished through the sale of tickets, along with on-air and social media calls to solicit funds that go directly to the charities.
For more information on the special, to buy tickets and to donate to “Joy Behar’s Comics With Benefits,” go to www.92Y.org/comics or www.current.com/comicswithbenefits. “Joy Behar’s Comics with Benefits” is being produced by JoyBee Productions and Hommel House Productions for Current TV.
About Current Media:
The Peabody-and Emmy Award-winning television and online network was founded in2005 by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, and features the very best in news, analysis, and political commentary. Featuring “Joy Behar: Say Anything!,” “The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur,” “The War Room With Jennifer Granholm,” “Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer,” “The Gavin Newsom Show,” “Full Court Press: The Bill Press Show” and “Talking Liberally: The Stephanie Miller Show,” Current is dedicated to providing insightful news and analysis of important issues. “Vanguard,” the network’s Peabody Award-winning documentary series, shines a light where other networks won’t dare and boldly explores provocative subjects – opening minds, sparking conversations and forming deep connections with its viewers. Current TV is available in 60 million homes on cable and satellite television. To get Current TV at home or to find the channel on your cable system log on to www.current.com. Fans can also follow Current on Facebook and on Twitter at @Current for regular updates.
About 92nd Street Y:
92nd Street Y is a world-class nonprofit community and cultural center that connects people at every stage of life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, and Jewish life. Through the breadth and depth of 92Y’s extraordinary programs, we enrich lives, create community and elevate humanity. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y’s New York City venues annually, and millions more join us through the Internet, satellite broadcasts and other digital media. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and enthusiastically welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives.
About Rebuilding Together:
Rebuilding Together believes that everyone deserves to live in a Safe and Healthy Home and that Community Starts at Home. Our focus provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades to low-income homes and community centers at no cost to service recipients. Our impact extends beyond the individuals served to revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the country. Our 200 local affiliates complete 10,000 rebuild projects a year thanks to the efforts of nearly 200,000 volunteers from corporate partners, skilled trades professionals and everyday good citizens. Learn more about our Disaster Recovery efforts and how you can help: www.rebuildingtogether.org/disaster.
About UJA-Federation of New York:
For more than 90 years, UJA-Federation has been a central force for communal planning and philanthropy in the New York Jewish community. Through UJA-Federation, almost 60,000 donors pool their resources to help people in need, inspire a passion for Jewish life and learning, and strengthen Jewish communities around the world — to address the issues that matter to us most as Jews and as New Yorkers. Working with nearly 100 network beneficiary agencies, synagogues, and other Jewish organizations, our reach spans from New York to Israel to more than 60 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year. Because we do the most good when we do it together. For more information on how to donate or how to volunteer, please visit our website at http://www.ujafedny.org. Learn more about UJA-Federation and how you can help: www.ujafedny.org/hurricane-sandy-relief-fund/