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Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman among comedians ‘Riffing for the Georgia Runoffs’

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 Loeffler (R-Ga.) is facing off against Democratic challenger the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) is taking on Democrat Jon Ossoff in a pair of races that will determine the balance of power in the upper chamber.

Silverman, a vocal critic of President Trump, 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 McConnell (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.

Tags 2020 2020 election 2020 Senate races David Perdue Donald Trump Georgia Georgia runoffs Georgia Senate runoff Jon Ossoff Kelly Loeffler Mitch McConnell Patton Oswalt Raphael Warnock Sarah Silverman

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