Dane Cook and 50+ Comedians receive Hero Goody necklace at Comedy Gives Back
Zach Galifianakis, Awkward Kids, Axis of Awesome and More thanked for donating their time to Comedy Gives Back and supporting Malaria No More
Over 50 top comedians (Dane Cook, Zach Galifiniakis, Awkward Kids, Greg Behrendt and more) and volunteers who donated their time to Comedy Gives Back’s 24 hours of Comedy for Malaria No More received Hero Goody necklaces as a thank you on Nov 6, 2013. This Goody Awards “tag good” product represents being a global citizen inspiring positive change, and these comedians gave it their all to stop malaria and make us laugh.
Big congrats to the Comedy Gives Back team (Amber J Lawson, Zoe Friedman, Jodi Lieberman) who really know how to put together a global comedy event that included live stream and live shows. The social reach was 21+ million, and you can now watch the 5 live shows via VOD on Dailymotion http://dailymotion.com/comedygivesback. On Friday, Nov 15, 2013, the London show will be free starting at 12pm PST so don’t wait, go check it out now!
The Goody Awards and Comedy Gives Back also honored Improv Founder Budd Friedman with a Golden Goody Award (lifetime achievement award) for 50 years of Comedy and Charity. You can watch our historic interview with Budd Friedman on YouTube to find out his favorite charity event moment with Sir Anthony Hopkins.
These global Hero Goodys were shipped to comedians performing in London, New York City, and Sydney, and hand-delivered in Los Angeles at the What’s Trending Studio hub during the day and Hollywood Improv at night.
Some of the funniest side notes included:
When asked about how to spell his last name, Greg Behrendt shared, “I’m changing my last name to sweater.”
Zach Galifiankis (“Hangover”) survived being in the “hot seat” during his What’s Trending Studio interview with Comedy Bang Bang (it honestly felt like it was over 100 degrees with the lights), and still found the energy to put on the Hero Goody Necklace after the show. Thank you Zach!
Dane Cook was so grateful at the Hollywood Improv that we spaced and forgot to take a picture of him with the necklace!
Ben Gleib (Chelsea Lately) was the funniest host for the Hollywood Improv show at 10pm when he said that he would make-out with anyone who did not win the Nokia Lumia phone that he auctioned off to raise funds for Malaria No More. We were fortunate to get a photo of Ben Gleib, Michael Yo and Iliza Shlesinger with their Hero Goody necklaces thanks to Comedy Gives Back Jodi Lieberman putting us all together.
In our humble opinion, Neal Brennan delivered the joke of the day by saying something like this, “Guys don’t care what women wear. If they want to stay home for 4 weeks, have sex and watch Breaking Bad, a guy’s happy.”
Many thanks to all of these 50+ comedians who made us laugh for 24 hours on Nov 6,2013, to support Comedy Gives Back and Malaria No More.
Comedians who performed at What’s Trending Studio in Hollywood
Wayne Federman Host, Ronna & Beverly (Jessica Chaffin & Jamie Denbo), Greg Behrendt and the Reigning Monarchs (Mike Eisenstein, David Hawkins, Blair Sinta), Abominable Pictures Hosted by Brandon Johnson, IFC Birthday Boys, The Midnight Show (Heather Anne Campbell/ SNL, Jeff Sloniker, Eric Moneypenny) Awkward Kids (Christiann Castellanos, Dana Pacheco Michelle Glavan), Comedy Bang Bang Host Steve Aukerman, Zach Galifianakis, David Wain, Andy Daly
Plus top comedians who did 5 live standup shows (now available via VOD on Dailymotion):
1. London at Leicester Square Theater: Adam Hills, Adam Bloom, Stephen K. Amos, Tom Stade, Pete Johansson
2. New York City at Gotham Comedy Club: Jim Breuer, Eugene Mirman, Eddie Brill, Reggie Watts, Rhys Darby
3. Los Angeles at Hollywood Improv: 8pm Show: Rove McManus, Wayne Federman, Kevin Nealon, Dane Cook, Marc Maron, Dana Gould, Chris Franjola (Biggest Grin!), Brendon Walsh
4. Los Angeles at Hollywood Improv: 10pm Show: Ben Gleib (Chelsea Lately), Garfunkel and Oates, Iliza Shlesinger, Jo Koy, Neal Brennan, Ian Karmel, Michael Yo (OMG Insider)
5. Sydney at The Comedy Store: Harley Breen, Ronny Chieng, Axis of Awesome, Tahir, Dave Eastgate, Tom Ballard
Our Goody Awards intern, Tammy Rosecrans just moved to Sydney, and captured this fun group shot at The Comedy Store during that show. Thank you Tammy!
Congratulations to all for making this 24 hours of comedy such a digital success! You can continue to donate to Malaria No More and watch the live Comedy Gives Back shows via VOD. And if you want a Hero Goody Necklace to thank your everyday heroes, check them out here. http://goodyawards.com/hero-goody-tag-good/
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