A group of high-profile comedians — including Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, "The Daily Show's" Dulcé Sloan and Sarah Cooper — is working to get out the vote ahead of the Georgia Senate runoffs next month.
The comedy pros are poised to appear at "Riffing for the Georgia Runoffs," a virtual fundraiser, on Dec. 18.
Proceeds from the $10 ticket sales for the event featured on RushTix and being livestreamed from Atlanta will go to voter mobilization efforts ahead of the Jan. 5 election, according to organizers.
Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerSenate GOP worries Trump could derail bid for majority Perdue mulling primary challenge against Kemp in Georgia: report McConnell backs Herschel Walker in Georgia Senate race MORE (R-Ga.) is facing off against Democratic challenger the Rev. Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockWarnock: 'True justice' is a Black man not having to worry about being killed while jogging Parnell exit threatens to hurt Trump's political clout Cook Political Report shifts three Senate races toward Republicans MORE and Sen. David PerdueDavid PerdueThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Gosar censured as GOP drama heightens Perdue on possible run for Georgia governor: 'I'm concerned about the state of our state' Kemp makes pitch to conservatives, independents in new campaign ad MORE (R-Ga.) is taking on Democrat Jon OssoffJon OssoffPerdue on possible run for Georgia governor: 'I'm concerned about the state of our state' Top Senate Democrat calls on attorney general to fire prisons chief Gingrich backs Herschel Walker in Georgia Senate race MORE in a pair of races that will determine the balance of power in the upper chamber.
Silverman, a vocal critic of President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel faces double-edged sword with Alex Jones, Roger Stone Trump goes after Woodward, Costa over China Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves MORE, has already been urging her fans to get out the vote in Georgia. In a tweet last week, she asked her more than 12 million Twitter followers to celebrate her 50th birthday "by registering friends in Georgia" to vote ahead of the deadline, which was Monday.
Cooper, a Georgia Tech graduate who rose to fame with her viral parodies of Trump, has also been outspoken in her support for the Democratic Senate hopefuls.
"Make sure everyone you know has a plan to vote," the star of the Netflix special "Everything's Fine" said. She pleaded for voters to "please for the love of God rid us" of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellRepublicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves Graham emerges as go-to ally for Biden's judicial picks Five reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season MORE (R-Ky.).
The comedy event isn't the only star-studded virtual gathering ahead of the Peach State vote. "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and Pearl Jam will team up for a Dec. 15 fundraiser aimed at mobilizing Latinos in the state, and the cast of HBO's "Veep," including star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, reunited this week for a table read to support voter turnout.