Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey Host Star-Studded ACLU Telethon

Stand for Rights: A Benefit for a ACLU, streamed around Facebook Live, also featured appearances by Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd and Tracy Morgan.

Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and some-more celebrities assimilated army to title a star-studded telethon Friday benefiting a American Civil Liberties Union.


The telethon kicked off with a pre-taped shred starring Poehler, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sterling K. Brown and some-more A-listers who listed a accomplishments of a ACLU in a past and causes they are holding on now, enlivening viewers to give money. “We got this.”

“America’s sweetheart” Tom Hanks introduced a dusk in respect of ACLU. “We are here tonight to do kooky pieces on a internet and to lift income for a ACLU,” pronounced Hanks. “That’s right – American polite liberties, we remember those.”

Hanks also presented a evening’s “celebrity talent,” including Tracy Morgan, Nia Vardalos, Cecily Strong, Greta Lee, Ike Barinholtz and Zosia Mamet manning a incoming donations. 

The event’s hosts mentioned President Trump and his policies several times around a telethon, with Hanks touting a ACLU’s continued quarrel opposite Trump’s transport ban, before visiting with a celebrities manning a web donations, who were any a bit astounded by a trolls withdrawal bold comments instead of donations. “I usually consider that George Bush doesn’t caring about black people,” Morgan joked, job Hanks “Captain Phillips.”

Tina Fey after took a theatre to make Ghostbusters jokes and foster a quarrel for women’s rights, along with some Trump jokes. “In what is certainly an Apr Fools joke,” she said, Trump on Friday announced Apr Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. “So now we know what he gave adult for lent, that’s good.”

Also holding a theatre pity stories of a ACLU and their stream cases were Michael Moore, Chelsea Clinton, Colin Jost, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Padma Lakshi and Alec Baldwin, who joked, “I’m not Donald Trump, though we did burlesque him once to get a Fast Pass during a Kremlin.”

Seth Meyers even seemed around a pre-taped chronicle of his “Closer Look” segment. Sitting during his Late Night desk, Meyers stressed that “the work that a ACLU does is some-more critical than ever.” The horde remarkable that not usually does a classification have to quarrel to strengthen voting rights, though “they have to strengthen us from cameras Obama put in a microwaves.”  

Stand for Rights: A Benefit for a ACLU, that streamed around Facebook Live commencement during 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT Friday, lifted income for a nonprofit classification and featured performances by Usher (accompanied by The Roots), Ryan Adams, Norah Jones and more.

Stand for Rights is executive constructed by Friend of a Friend Productions in partnership with The Huffington Post, Funny or Die and Maggie Vision. 

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