- When: 7pm ET, Sunday, May 10
- Where: Various performers’ homes, and your home
- Broadcast: Local Now, NBC, Weather Channel, Comedy.TV
- Streaming Services: Local Now, Fubo TV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, Vidgo, YouTube TV, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Google Play
If laughter’s what you’re looking for, the Feeding America Comedy Festival on Sunday may be just the ticket.
The show is produced by Funny or Die with a lineup brought together by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios. It promises a veritable who’s who of comedy from the ’80s to today.
It’s also serving as a fundraiser for Feeding America, helping those experiencing food insecurity during the pandemic and accompanying economic downturn.
Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, and Tiffany Haddish are among the biggest names featured. Somehow, the festival aims to get nearly 40 funny people into the two-hour run time. The star-studded cast includes:
- Louie Anderson
- Judd Apatow
- Jack Black
- Wayne Brady
- Adam Carolla
- Cedric the Entertainer
- Margaret Cho
- Andrew Dice Clay
- Deon Cole
- Whitney Cummings
- Tommy Davidson
- Bill Engvall
- Mike Epps
- Billy Gardell
- Brad Garrett
- Whoopi Goldberg
- Tiffany Haddish
- Kevin Hart
- Taraji P. Henson
- Kevin James
- Jim Jefferies
- Jamie Kennedy
- Keegan-Michael Key
- George Lopez
- Jon Lovitz
- Howie Mandel
- Sebastian Maniscalco
- Marc Maron
- Tim Meadows
- Jodi Miller
- Eddie Murphy
- Caroline Rhea
- Adam Sandler
- Sarah Silverman
- JB Smoove
- Kenan Thompson
- Sheryl Underwood
- Marlon Wayans
Where to Stream the Feeding America Comedy Festival free
There are plenty of streaming services and devices—especially considering Local Now’s reach—that will connect you to the festival.
Local Now is an American news and information streaming service which is made to complement whatever streaming service you’re using. The complimentary service offers local news and weather for over 100 US cities, as well as lifestyle content like wellness tips and recipes. There’s even a growing library of free movies, available to stream on Android, iOS, Roku, and other premier streaming destinations.
Hulu with Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV, perhaps because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to mention Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have a ton of local, entertainment, and sports channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geo Wild and Syfy.
FuboTV was built from the ground up with sports fans in mind. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, or even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are here too, including Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC. Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.
For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. Whichever package you choose, you can save $10 on your first month. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.
Currently, Sling is also run-in a promotion that allows folks who want to dip their toes in the world of online Live TV streaming to try its service during primetime with its Happy Hour Across America promotion. From the hours of 5pm to midnight, Sling will be totally free. For more information, check out the full offer details.
There’s a good chance that you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs. The second you sign up, you’ll gain instant access to 45+ channels, including local channels and even free HBO in the Plus and Max channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR, which lets you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.
Vidgo offers a package for under $40 a month that pulls together more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package, including ABC, Fox, the Disney family of channels, the ESPN family of channels (including ESPN Deportes), FS1, FS2, Fox Deportes and BeIN Sports. It offers an array of entertainment favorites, including A&E, HGTV, History, Lifetime, and a full range of Nickelodeon channels, including TeenNick and NickToons.
College sports fans will love it, too: The ACCN, Big Ten Network, the Longhorn Network, and Pac-12 Network are all on the Core package, and for $10 more, the Plus package offers all six market-specific Pac-12 Networks.
YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts, and each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. You can’t beat the variety, either: There are sports channels like NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels, while Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network will keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)
AppleTV is Apple’s answer to Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Nvidia Shield, and the countless other streaming devices on the market. Not only is it a user-friendly way to stream 4K TV shows and movies, it’s a great way to sync up your streaming library to Apple devices including iPhone, iPad, and MacBook. Cinematic in every sense, this streaming device comes complete with Siri so you can control it with your voice. And with Apple Arcade, it’s one of the few streaming devices that also serves as a gaming destination. It’s more than just a streaming device, it’s a multimedia powerhouse.
Amazon Fire TV is Amazon’s line of digital media player consoles, which cover whatever your streaming needs may be. Not only are these devices one of the easiest ways to stream Amazon’s massive Prime Video library, but it hosts a large number of channel apps including Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, HBO Now, Crackle, Showtime, YouTube, iHeartRadio, and many more. Fire TV comes with an easy-to-use remote complete with voice commands. It’s a great first-time cord-cutter’s must-have.
Roku may just be the most ubiquitous brand in streaming in large part because it’s both user-friendly and its many models satisfy even the tiniest budgets. The quick and easy setup lets you get your stream on right out of the box, simply plug and play. You can build channel profiles based on your watch habits, with apps for everything from Disney+ to Prime Video, and of course, Netflix and Hulu. It works fantastic as a portable grab-and-go device like Roku Express or Roku Ultra or as built-in operating system like Roku-enabled TVs.
Google Play is the internet search giant’s massive online store which is host to a myriad of applications, software, music, and streaming media. For those on netbooks and Android-powered phones, tablets and streaming devices, it’s a universal hub to download streaming channels including Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Hulu, and many other popular streaming destinations. Many popular TV shows and films can also be purchased on-demand and streaming across any Google-enabled device.
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