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Billy Eichner, Funny Or Die and NRDC Announce “Glam Up the Midterms” Live Comedy Event October 21 in Detroit with Special Guest Wanda Sykes

October 8, 2018

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 8, 2018--Billy Eichner and Funny Or Die’s “Glam Up The Midterms,” together with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), is headed to Detroit, Michigan, for a live comedy event. Billy, along with special guest Wanda Sykes, will seek to lighten the mood and energize the crowd to vote in the 2018 midterm elections.

“I am beyond excited to come to Detroit with one of the funniest people alive, Wanda Sykes, to help energize young voters and have some fun along the way. I’ll be bringing some special guests with me for this one time only event. I can’t wait to see everyone live in Detroit on the 21st!” said Billy Eichner.

The live show will take place on Sunday, October 21st, at 4:30 p.m. in Midtown Detroit. Michigan residents can enter for a chance to win tickets by registering to vote by October 9th or by signing up for election reminders by October 20th at: . Ticket winners will be notified via email no later than October 20th.

“The midterm elections give Michigan residents the power to decide what they want for their community and their future,” said Rhea Suh, President of the Natural Resources Defense Council. “Registering to vote has never been easier, more important or—thanks to this campaign—more fun. Make your sure your voice is heard and vote on November 6th.”

Billy, Funny Or Die, and NRDC kicked off their partnership, releasing a new video, “ Non-Voters Anonymous,” starring Eichner, Mandy Moore, Randall Park, Kumail Nanjiani, and Darren Criss— dispelling commonly used excuses by nonvoters.

“Glam Up The Midterms” is a non-partisan campaign to encourage and energize young people to vote during the November 2018 midterm elections. You can learn more about ‘Glam Up The Midterms’ at GlamUpTheMidterms.com. The event’s voter registration and election information is powered by HeadCount.org.

About Billy Eichner

Actor, comedian, and writer, Billy Eichner is a multifaceted force to be reckoned with. The new season of Billy on the Street just premiered and Eichner can be seen in the eighth season of Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology series, American Horror Story: Apocalypse, after receiving rave reviews for his performance in season seven, Cult. Eichner stars alongside Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Emma Roberts and Evan Peters. In 2019, Eichner will be seen in two Disney features. He will voice the character of Timon in Jon Favreau’s highly anticipated live action remake of The Lion King slated to be released on July 19th, 2019. Eichner will also star in the Christmas film Noelle, the story of Santa’s daughter who has to take over the family business. The film is set for a winter 2019 release. Eichner stars with Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader and Shirley Maclaine. Eichner’s TV credits include Hulu’s critical darling, Difficult People, NBC’s Parks and Recreation and Netflix’s Friends From College. Additionally, Eichner lends his voice as “Mr. Ambrose” on FOX’s popular animated comedy Bob’s Burgers. In addition to on screen work, Eichner partnered with Funny or Die to launch “Glam Up The Midterms,” a campaign to encourage and energize young people to vote during the November 2018 midterm elections.

About Funny Or Die

Funny Or Die is a premiere entertainment brand and production studio that creates award-winning comedy. Known for its celebrity driven and political content, Funny Or Die reaches a global audience of more than 60 million people, and is the #1 comedy brand on both Facebook and Twitter. Funny Or Die’s Emmy Award-winning long-form division produces shows like the critically-acclaimed Brockmire for IFC, Emmy nominated Billy on the Street and The Chris Gethard Show for truTV, American Vandal for Netflix, the Sarah Silverman series I Love You, America for Hulu and No Activity for CBS All Access. FOD also makes award-winning TV commercials and Branded Content for brands such as Pepsi, McDonald’s and Chrysler. Funny Or Die’s founders are Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Chris Henchy. Judd Apatow is also a principal partner.

About NRDC

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world’s natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, and Beijing. Visit us at www.nrdc.org and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.

About HeadCount

HeadCount.org, a non-partisan, nonprofit organization that has registered nearly 500,000 voters since 2004 at concerts, music festivals and other live events. Last month HeadCount registered over 5,000 voters in the span of a few hours at March For Our Lives events across America.

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