NEW YORK (WFAN/WLNY) – WFAN’s colorful co-hosts, Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton, appeared on The Couch on Tuesday to talk about Wednesday’s ‘Come Get Some Comedy for Hurricane Relief.’
Artie Lange, Nick DiPaolo, Michael Che, Sherrod Small, John Pizzi and Colin Quinn are all scheduled to take the stage at Manhattan’s historic Beacon Theatre on Wednesday, Nov. 21.
“Being where we are in the radio live every day, and we were on the air live during the hurricane, so we knew there were going to be issues,” Esiason said on the Couch. “Certainly for me being from Long Island and Craig from New Jersey – and we work in New York City – we were surrounded by those issues. Craig had the idea to do a night of comedy for hurricane relief.”
Tickets ($55) are available online at Ticketmaster.com, and in person at the Beacon box office, Radio City Music Hall and Madison Square Garden.
“The comics have all said, ‘You know, we’re in, we don’t need anything special. Usually, in my line of work, when there are three quarterbacks in a room, we got a problem…same thing with the comedians, but not in this case. Everyone’s putting their egos aside.”
It would be difficult not to have a positive attitude about the effort, as it’s all for charity.
“Every dollar that we get, every dollar, goes to two different funds,” Craig Carton explained. “The New Jersey Hurricane Relief fund that Governor Christie set up, with his wife Mary Pat, and of course Mayor Bloomberg’s ‘Better In New York City’ fund, so it will stay as local as possible.”