COMEDIANS FROM AROUND THE U.S. UNITE TO SUPPORT REFUGEE-LED COVID-19 RESPONSE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — LOS ANGELES, May 27, 2020: Curated by Los Angeles-based actor and comedian, Erik Passoja, Comedy4Refugees will feature Cory Kahaney, named Best Comedian in NYC by Backstage and Best Female Comedian in NYC by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets; Jimmel Kimmel live performer and theatre/sketch artist Flip Schultz; and Team Coco favorite, Jackie Kashian.
For the past six years, Passoja has emceed iACT’s annual event in the South Bay area and in 2019 helped raise $95,000 to support refugee-led education, sports, and human rights programs around the world. Cancelled this year due to the current global pandemic, he decided to organize an event that would both support iACT’s current refugee-led COVID-19 response efforts while providing comedic relief right in people’s homes.
“I feel SO much gratitude when I am of service. Everyone can thrive, and for nine years, iACT has allowed me to be of service to some of the most vulnerable people on the planet…survivors of genocide. Thank you, iACT. Plus, now I feel like I’m SOOOO much better than my friends.”
WHAT: Comedy4Refugees, an iACT benefit streamed online, is sponsored by the Cellar Door Sessions and Seventh Planet Productions
WHEN: May 29, 2020, 4pm PDT // 7pm EDT