Joy Behar, the Emmy-winning talk show host of ABC's The View, is making people laugh for a good cause when she hosts "Joy Behar's Friends with Benefits: a Comedy Fundraiser for The Retreat" SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 3rd at 8pm, Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York. Leading comics will join Behar to stand up against domestic violence at this Labor Day Weekend benefit including HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm star Susie Essman, actress and comedian, Rosie O'Donnell, Comedy Central's The President Show star Anthony Atamanuik and more names to be announced soon! In addition, there will be a special musical performance by Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love.
"When I found out the number of children impacted by physical abuse, it got to me as a mother and grandmother and I wanted to use whatever influence I had to support The Retreat," said Behar. "This wonderful organization provides shelter to so many families and that was enough to make me want to do something. So I called on some of my friends who happen to be very funny and talented and they generously agreed to make us laugh and entertain us for this great cause."
Tickets are available to the general public and can be purchased at http://www.theretreatinc.org/retreat-events/. VIP tickets are available which include preferred performance seating and admission to the post-event reception. This event is sponsored by The Discovery Channel and all money from sponsorships & ticket sales goes directly to The Retreat.
About the Retreat: The Retreat is a safe haven for families in crisis in the Hamptons and the East End of Long Island. For more than 30 years, the community-based, not-for-profit agency has provided comprehensive domestic violence services for children and adults, support for survivors, and prevention community education. For more information: www.theretreatinc.org
About Joy Behar: Behar is among today's leading comic talents performing on the stage, film and television. Along with the 2009 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host, she is also the recipient of three MAC awards, a CableAce award, and a 2000 GLAAD award for her outstanding friendship to the Gay community. Behar has hosted her own shows, including a call-in radio show on WABC, "The Joy Behar Show" on HLN, and "Say Anything" on Current TV. She wrote and performed in her own solo show, "Me, My Mouth and I," at the Cherry Lane Theatre. She recently acted in Woody Allen's Amazon series, "Crisis in Six Scenes." Behar has written five books, including two children's books and her upcoming book to be released in the fall of 2017.