Saturday, November 19, 2005
Watch "Earth to America" Comedy Benefit Sunday on TBS
From NRDC's EARTH ACTION:
NRDC board member and Stop Global Warming Virtual March founder Laurie David has created "Earth to America" -- a televised star-studded evening of comedy and music to raise environmental awareness.
Sunday, November 20th, 6:00 PM (Mountain Time)
TBS (Comcast Channel 43)
"Earth to America" will feature Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, Will Ferrell, Martin Short, Ben Stiller, Ray Romano, Jack Black and Larry David. Jason Alexander, Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry, Al Franken, Eric Idle, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kevin Nealon, Conan O'Brien, Wanda Sykes and Robin Williams are also scheduled to appear. In addition, country music superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will perform.
The show will be taped this week at "The Comedy Festival" at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. In addition to the comedy and musical entertainment, "Earth to America" will honor environmental heroes, including NRDC senior attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
"Earth to America" began as "Earth to LA," a bi-annual Los Angeles fundraiser produced by Laurie David to benefit NRDC; the show has raised millions of dollars over the past several years. As Laurie says, "Comedy can be a very powerful tool to entertain and to educate, and that is the goal for Earth to America."
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