Abandoned animals are no laughing matter, unless you’re hosting a comedy show to help them find a new home. “Daily Show” correspondent and animal activist Olivia Munn will be hosting “Comedy for Karma” in New York City on Tuesday, along with a star-studded cast of comedians, including vegan comedian Myq Kaplan (who appeared on “Last Comic Standing”) and fellow “Daily Show” correspondents Wyatt Cenac and John Oliver.
This is the fourth “Comedy for Karma” show, which happens annually to raise money for the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. The Sanctuary rescues chickens, cows, goats, pigs, and other farm animals and gives them a safe new home, where their only duties are to interact with visitors during Visiting Season.
It’s no surprise to see Munn hosting an event like this, as the TV star has been a tireless (and sometimes feisty) advocate for animals. She has protested circuses, posed for PETA PSAs, opposed fur in fashion, and spoken out repeatedly in opposition to horse-drawn carriages in Central Park.
“Comedy for Karma”, which will also feature vegan cartoonist Dan Piraro and comedians Gary Gulman and Jamie Kilstein, is set for Tuesday, April 5th at the Gotham Comedy Club in NYC. Doors are at 7:00pm, and you can buy discount tickets ($40 online, $50 at the door) at the Woodstock Sanctuary website.