Conan O’Brien, Elizabeth Banks, B.J. Novak, and David Arquette are among the many comedians, musicians and public figures performing stand-up, sketches and musical acts when some of today’s hottest stars from television, film and music will take the stage at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on April 16th for Hollywood Bites Back!, a night of comedy to benefit the nonprofit Malaria No More.
“I am honored to have been asked to take part in this important event. I just hope that we can find a better cure for malaria than comedy,” said Conan O’Brien.
Hollywood Bites Back! is an extension of the Comedy Fights Malaria campaign, launched in October 2010, in which 25 celebrities including John Mayer, Orlando Bloom, Elizabeth Banks, Ed Helms, B.J. Novak, Josh Groban, Lake Bell, Ellie Kemper, Ted Danson, Jeremy Piven, and many others created comedy-driven viral and broadcast PSAs as a brand new approach to end an age-old health issue. The campaign also includes comedic digital shorts of Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Paul Sheer, Riki Lindhome and Nastasha Leggero from their summer 2010 trip to Senegal with Malaria No More.
Although malaria was eradicated in the United States 60 years ago, many Americans do not know that this preventable and treatable disease continues to claim the lives of 781,000 people every year—most of them, children under the age of five in Africa.
“Malaria is no laughing matter, but we’re always looking for new and unexpected ways to shine a spotlight on the issue,” said Peter Chernin, Chairman and Co-Founder of Malaria No More. “We’re lucky to have some of the best in the comedy business come together for Hollywood Bites Back! in support of our efforts to ensure that no child dies of this preventable and treatable disease.”
Source: Malaria No More