Amy Schumer to host comedy fundraiser for Dem House hopeful
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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) KingHouse GOP criticizes impeachment drive as distracting from national security issues Retiring lawmaker's 2018 opponent won't run for seat, citing 'difficult' pregnancies House panel advances flavored e-cigarette ban MORE (R) in New York’s 2nd District.


“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 KavanaughHouse, Senate Democrats call on Supreme Court to block Louisiana abortion law Justices appear cautious of expanding gun rights in NY case Thanks to President Trump, major tests loom for Chief Justice Roberts MORE’s Supreme Court nomination earlier this month.

The 37-year-old comedian is a cousin of Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerOvernight Health Care — Presented by Johnson & Johnson — Democrats call on Supreme Court to block Louisiana abortion law | Michigan governor seeks to pause Medicaid work requirements | New front in fight over Medicaid block grants House, Senate Democrats call on Supreme Court to block Louisiana abortion law Why a second Trump term and a Democratic Congress could be a nightmare scenario for the GOP MORE (D-N.Y.).