Actor Justin Long, who movie fans may recognize from Hollywood films like Waiting and Live Free or Die Hard, is teaming up with Chvrches to put on a holiday variety show this December, with proceeds going to the Girls Home and No Kid Hungry organizations. The show was announced on Tuesday and the upcoming show will take place at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Dec. 13. It will feature both musical and comedy-focused entertainment in hopes of raising money for the two charities.
In addition to Long and Chvrches playing a part in the one-night Holiday Variety Show, the event will also feature musical performances from members of Computer Games, Death Cab For Cutie, Jenny Owen Youngs, MUNA and The Pierces. On the comedy side, Chappelle’s Show co-creator Neal Brennan will be providing plenty of laughter in addition to How I Met Your Mother’s Cobie Smulders, Cameron Esposito, Nick Kroll, Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch and Amy Poehler's Smart Girls just to name a few. More comedians and musicians are expected to be announced as the holiday show draws closer. It should be noted that this will be Chvrches’ first concert performance since December 2016.
"The reason I'm so excited about this concert and so grateful to the artists who are donating their valuable time and talent is because I know what a long way it will go,” Long said about the event in a statement with Tuesday’s announcement.
Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry also added in commenting, “We were so touched at how many of our friends jumped on the bill without hesitation and I am excited that this event, for two great causes.”
No Kid Hungry was founded back in 1984 and provides youths and families with nutrition-friendly food options and health-conscious cooking skills in less fortunate communities across America. The Girls Home is located in Granada Nicaragua, Central America, and provides girls ages 4-14 a place to live until their schooling is completed at age 18.
“Both the Girls Home and No Kid Hungry are groups that really make a tangible difference in children's lives,” Mayberry continued. “In the current global political climate, it feels more important than ever to be engaged and get involved with organizations who work on a grassroots level to help communities."
Tickets for the Holiday Variety Show will be starting pre-sale this Thursday, Nov. 9, and can be purchased by clicking here.