Amy Schumer to host comedy fundraiser for Dem House hopeful
© Getty Images

Amy Schumer is banking on laughs to raise some money for a House hopeful, hosting a comedy show fundraiser for a Democratic New York candidate.

The “Trainwreck” star will headline a Sunday show on Long Island for Liuba Grechen Shirley, her campaign announced Monday. Grechen Shirley is attempting to unseat 13-term incumbent Rep. Pete KingPeter (Pete) KingRundown of the House seats Democrats, GOP flipped on Election Day Democrats, GOP fighting over largest House battlefield in a decade Treasury withheld nearly M from FDNY 9/11 health program MORE (R) in New York’s 2nd District.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Amy Schumer isn’t just a brilliant comedian — she’s also a fierce activist,” Grechen Shirley said in a statement announcing the fundraiser. “From protesting Kavanaugh in Washington, D.C., to campaigning for common-sense gun control, Amy puts it all on the line to demand more from our elected officials — and I’m proud she’s joining our grassroots campaign to flip Long Island blue," she added.

Tickets to the comedy event run $100, with proceeds benefitting Grechen Shirley's campaign.

Schumer recently made headlines after becoming one of hundreds of protesters arrested at the Hart Senate Office Building while demonstrating against Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughFor Thanksgiving, the Supreme Court upholds religious liberty COVID-19: Justice Alito overstepped judicial boundaries Defusing the judicial confirmation process MORE’s Supreme Court nomination earlier this month.

The 37-year-old comedian is a cousin of Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerMcConnell: COVID-19 relief will be added to omnibus spending package Overnight Health Care: Moderna to apply for emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccine candidate | Hospitals brace for COVID-19 surge | US more than doubles highest number of monthly COVID-19 cases The five biggest challenges facing President-elect Biden MORE (D-N.Y.).