Comic Relief III (1989)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Concerts, Standup Comedy  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Steve Blackburn

This video documents the third annual Comic Relief live benefit for America's homeless. Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, and Billy Crystal return as hosts of Comic Relief in this 1989 event. Directed by Walter C. Miller (who helmed many of TV's All in the Family episodes), this program includes routines from such renowned comedy stars as Bob Newhart, Bob Saget, Steven Wright, and Bobcat Goldthwait. Director Miller also includes portraits of people in need, and of those who have already benefited from these performers' generosity. The organization Comic Relief has gone on to raise and distribute nearly 50 million dollars, providing direct health care services to homeless men, women, and children throughout the United States.



benefit [event], comedian