James Corden, Tiffany Haddish, Sacha Baron Cohen and more to join Seth Rogen on Netflix charity comedy special

'Hilarity For Charity' will arrive on the streaming service next month

James Corden, Tiffany Haddish, Sacha Baron Cohen and more have signed up to join Seth Rogen in a new Netflix charity comedy special.

Hilarity For Charity was first launched by Rogen and his wife Lauren in 2012 to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and raise funds for research into the illness.

The couple have hosted an annual variety show every year since, but 2018 will mark the first time it has been broadcast. It will feature comedy and music, including appearances from other stars such as Kumail Nanjiani, John Mulaney, Michelle Wolf, Michael Che, Post Malone, Craig Robinson, and The Muppets.


In a statement, Lauren Rogen said: “We started the Los Angeles variety show six years ago in order to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s, a disease that has touched so many families including my own. Our goal is to educate a younger audience and ultimately create the next generation of advocates for the cause.”

Hilarity For Charity will premiere on the streaming service next month, although an exact date has yet to be confirmed. Watch a promotional video for the special above.

Meanwhile, Seth Rogen is working on a US remake of TV show Plebs. The ITV2 comedy is based in Ancient Rome and follows grain company workers Marcus Phillipus Valerius Gallo (Tom Rosenthal), Stylax Rufus Eurisces (Joel Fry) and their slave Grumio (Ryan Sampson).

Rogen’s production company Point Grey Pictures has now been confirmed to be developing an American reboot, according to Deadline.


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