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Several big names in comedy are coming together for the Byron Allen Feeding America Comedy Festival livestream.

Slated to be part of the show are Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Marlon Wayans, Howie Mandel, Brad Garrett, Taraji P. Henson, Louie Anderson, Margaret Cho, Kenan Thompson, Marc Maron, Jon Lovitz, Caroline Rhea, Billy Gardell, Tim Meadows, Jamie Kennedy, Bill Engvall, and Sheryl Underwood, per Rolling Stone.

Allen spoke out the upcoming event, saying, “In partnership with Feeding America, my comedian friends and all of us at Allen Media Group are pleased to announce this global live-streaming comedy event on May 9th. 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.”

The three-hour broadcast will raise money for the hunger-relief organization’s network of food banks. It will air on Comedy.TV, The Weather Channel, and on the Local Now streaming service app.  Feeding America Comedy Festival will take place May 9, from 8-11 p.m. ET.