Comedians to fundraise for green group suing Trump administration
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Some comedic heavyweights — including Larry David, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Martin Short — are joining forces for a fundraiser benefiting an environmental group that’s suing the Trump administration.

J.B. Smoove, “Veep’s” Tony Hale, Tig Notaro, Jerrod Carmichael and “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson will also be appearing at the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) April 25 “Stand up for the Planet: An Evening of Comedy Benefitting NRDC’s Litigation Fund” benefit in Los Angeles. 


"I'm going to venture a guess: For the past two months, the news out of Washington has left you scowling — and maybe even growling — more than laughing," NRDC President Rhea Suh said in an email to supporters, according to the Washington Examiner, which was first to report the fundraiser. 

"Well, we have something that might help,” Suh wrote, promoting the benefit.

The NRDC is one of several environmental groups suing over the Trump administration’s decision to delay the implementation of energy efficiency rules for appliances. It’s also one of a group of green groups suing President Trump’s administration over its approval of a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.

An NRDC spokeswoman didn’t immediately return ITK’s request for comment about the L.A. event.