Spirit Awards Hosts to Emcee "March For Our Lives" Benefit in L.A.
Comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney will host the benefit with special guests on Feb. 27.
In wake of the fatal school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Nick Kroll and John Mulaney will host a benefit for the gun violence protest "March For Our Lives" in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Feb. 27.
The comedians, who will also be returning to host the Independent Spirit Awards on March 3, will welcome special guests to the benefit, where they will celebrate the students who “will take to the streets of Washington, D.C., to demand that their lives and safety become a priority” and that gun violence and mass shootings cease.
The event will take place at Largo at the Coronet at 8 p.m., with tickets priced at $40.
Also supporting the upcoming March For Our Lives event, being held on March 24, singers Austin Mahone and Jack & Jack are slated to headline a benefit concert on Friday for the victims and families of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
The benefit concert will take place at Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale, and will also include performances from The Reis Brothers, Saigon Kick, Alex Di Leo, Anastasiamax, Ben Sparaco, Jacob Reese Thornton, Leave it to Us, Letters to Part, Love, Abbey, Marcus Amaya, God Damn Hustle and local alumni of the Parkland high school. Proceeds from ticket sales and 50 percent of the bar sales will be donated to provide financial support to the victims and their families.
Hollywood stars such as George and Amal Clooney, Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw and Oprah Winfrey have been actively using their platform to support the March for Our Lives, each making their own $500,000 donations to support the demonstration.