11 Comedians Who Used Their Platforms For Good Causes

11 Comedians Who Used Their Platforms For Good Causes

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Turns out, quite a few comedians used their following and/or their access to make the planet a slightly better place. Like these folks:


COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM KEVIN HART MADE A SURPRISE APPEARANCE AT A JUDD APATOW CHARITY EVENT. n Не took the stage for over 40 minutes during the event for Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research, and donated $10,000 himself.



COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM JULIO TORRES DID A VIRTUAL COMEDY SHOW TO RAISE MONEY FOR UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS. Не did My Sun in Aquarius in collaboration with the New York State Youth Leadership Council in 2020, and he was joined by Aidy Bryant, Fred Armisen, Natasha Lyonne and Nick Kroll.



COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM DEMI ADEJUYIGBE MADE A VIDEO EVERY YEAR ON SEPTEMBER 21ST, AND RAISED MONEY. In 2021, for example, he raised money for causes like Imagine Water Works' relief efforts related to Hurricane Ida, and Sunrise Movement, a climate advocacy group.



COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM RAPHAEL BOB-WAKSBERG USED TWITTER TO RAISE OVER $2,000 FOR TRANS LIFELINE. Не promised that he'd share a deleted Bojack Horseman joke if 100 people respond to this tweet with pics of donations they made today (any amount) to Trans Lifeline, and they did.


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