HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - The Laugh Factory Hollywood will host a ``Remember Pearl Harbor'' comedy event and fundraising telethon tonight.
On the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the event will honor the men and women who lost their lives in the 1941 assault, while also benefiting the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. The 7 p.m. event will be livestreamed on the Laugh Factory's social media platforms, making it available to all American service members around the world.
Among the comedians scheduled to take part are Tom Dressen, Paul Rodriguez and Kevin Nealon.
``We call on our friends around the world to join us in this international movement of generosity to honor our Greatest Generation and help keep their legacy alive,'' Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada said in a statement. ``You won't just be preserving history and stewarding an American World War II battlefield, you will be honoring those who have defended our freedom, keeping their values alive so that their heroic actions can educate and inspire future generations.''
The event will also commemorate Bob Hope's legacy of bringing laughter to U.S. troops around the world. Hope's daughter, Linda Hope, will attend to help celebrate her father's legacy and recognize current comedians carrying on his commitment to supporting the troops. She will make what is being described as a ``surprise announcement'' from the Laugh Factory stage.
While all donations will support the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum in Honolulu, a donor will announce during the event his plans to match all donations up to $1 million.