NEW YORK, NY (March 20, 2019)—This Earth month, an all-star cast of comedians will come together for the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) Night of Comedy event, offering welcome comic relief in support of the organization’s work to protect public health and the environment.
“This Earth Day comes while the world is at a critical juncture—experts are warning climate change’s worst impacts are much closer than expected if we don’t act big and act fast,” said NRDC President Rhea Suh. “While the Trump administration is intent on moving our nation backwards, NRDC remains relentless in building a better future for our children. We are honored this powerhouse group of comedians is lending their time and talent to this fight—and giving us all a chance to laugh during these challenging times.”
Presented in partnership with Discovery, Inc., the event will be hosted by Seth Meyers on April 30 at the New-York Historical Society. The lineup includes comedy legends and environmental advocates Mike Birbiglia, Tiffany Haddish, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, John Oliver and Sarah Silverman.
Event chairs include: Graydon and Anna Carter; Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann; Claire Bernard; Jimmy and Jane Buffett; Alan Horn and Cindy Harrell Horn; Andy and Betsy Lack; Lorne and Alice Michaels; Garrett and Mary Moran; Ronald Perelman and Anna Chapman; Richard and Lisa Plepler; Josh Sapan and Ann Foley; David Steinberg and Robyn Todd Steinberg; and David and Pam Zaslav.
NRDC is one of the nation’s oldest and most effective environmental organizations. In recent years, it has been at the forefront of the green resistance to the Trump administration—taking them to court nearly once a week since President Trump took office. And NRDC is winning: it has earned victories in more than 80 percent of the cases that have received a decision to date. From fighting to get a pesticide linked to learning disabilities in children off our fruits and vegetables, to protecting the endangered rusty patched bumblebee, and thwarting efforts to fast-track the Keystone XL pipeline—NRDC is sending a message loud and clear that the President is not above the law.
“With the globe in our logo, protecting the Earth and its creatures is part of Discovery’s DNA and we are tremendously proud to support NRDC’s past, present and future efforts to protect this planet we call home,” said David Zaslav, CEO of Discovery.
To learn more about NRDC, please visit www.nrdc.org.
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, and Beijing. Visit us at www.nrdc.org and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery's portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit https://corporate.discovery.com/ and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.