Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Greens ready for big laughs after election

Environmentalists are readying for a big night of comedy a day after the presidential election. The Natural Resources Defense Council will be holding its annual Night of Comedy on Nov. 9, about 24 hours after the big showdown between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The comedy gala, being held in New York, is used as a way to inspire donors to be extra generous in the coming year in helping to fund the group's environmental advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and elsewhere. This year would-be donors are being given the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to the Big Apple to see the show, featuring "Late Night" host Seth Myers, who will be hosting the night of stand-up. Also on the bill is former "Daily Show" comedian John Oliver, who now has his own show on HBO, and comedian Sarah Silverman. For a minimum $10 donation, anyone can enter the drawing for a chance to win two tickets to the show, a pass to the after-party with the cast, as well as airfare to New York City and one night's hotel accommodation. The added incentive for donating early, and winning a chance at a limited number of tickets, is the promise of "very special guests" being announced soon. Who could that be? Al Gore? Leonardo DiCaprio? Clinton herself, perhaps? Who knows at this point...more

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