Last night Michael Che held a benefit for public housing at Irving Plaza. He and a killer lineup raised over 110,000 dollars to benefit public housing.
Amy Schumer, Colin Jost, Michelle Wolf, Yamaneika Saunders, Neil Brennan, Jeff Ross, and Sal Vulcano all performed to a packed house, with Comedian and DJ Cipha Sounds taking care of the music.
According to people who attended, Schumer had plenty to say about the realities of being pregnant, and announced that a new special was in the works, teasing that the message in her new hour would not impress white male critics.
Che and Jost did some time on stage together, riffing back and forth about public housing, higher education, and more, all to benefit The Fund for Public Housing, a non-profit organization affiliated with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).
Phones were locked up for the event to prevent bootlegging, so there aren’t a lot of photos from the event but Amy Schumer did post a shot of her, Michael Che and Michelle Wolf at the event last night. Congratulations to Che for a big success for a great cause.
— Eric Phillips (@EricFPhillips) January 12, 2019
So many celebrities (Jay Z, Marc Anthony, etc.) grew up in Public Housing NYCHA and it took a comedian from SNL to set up a comedy show to benefit NYCHA residents .. way to go Michael Che.
— MCT Publications LLC (@mchernandez115) January 12, 2019
“1 in 14 New Yorkers live in public housing.” @rasmiak, founder of the @fund4ph interviewed by @ny1 before a truly unbelievable benefit comedy show with Michale Che for NYCHA!! Thank you @chethinks for bringing @michelleisawolf and @amyschumer to the stage. Laughed my heart out. pic.twitter.com/3KoLkW0wOC
— Rose DeStefano (@RoseDeStefano2) January 12, 2019