Human Interest Ray Romano, Nikki Glaser Among Comedians Joining Laugh Aid Live Stream to Raise Coronavirus Funds Donations from the April 4 performances will go towards financial relief grants for struggling comedians By Joelle Goldstein Joelle Goldstein Instagram Twitter Joelle Goldstein is the Staff Editor of TV for PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for five years, beginning her time as a digital news writer, where she covered everything from entertainment news to crime stories and royal tours. Since then, she has worked as a writer-reporter on the Human Interest team and an associate editor on the TV team. In her current role, Joelle helps oversee all things TV, and enjoys being able to say she has to watch The Kardashians, America's Got Talent, Love Is Blind and Dancing with the Stars for her "work" responsibilities. Prior to joining PEOPLE, Joelle was employed at The Hollywood Reporter, where she was co-nominated at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding Magazine Article for feature cover story. She graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor's degree in Television-Radio (and an appearance in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Final Four!) People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 26, 2020 01:54 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty; Mike Coppola/Getty; Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic They say laughter is the best medicine — and perhaps nobody knows this better than the group of comedians who are joining together to support those affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Ray Romano, Iliza Shlesinger, Howie Mandel, Nikki Glaser, Bill Burr, Marc Maron and Patton Oswalt are among the list of comedians who are set to perform at Laugh Aid on April 4, a four-hour live stream benefitting Comedy Gives Back‘s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. Produced in partnership with Laugh Lounge, Starburns Audio, All Things Comedy, Earwolf and Comedy Central, Laugh Aid will not only lift the country’s spirits, but also provide financial support to comedians who have been out of work due to the pandemic. “In difficult times like these, many of us (including medical science) find laughter the best medicine,” the Laugh Aid team wrote in a press release. “While bringing a few hours of much-needed relief to a distressed nation, our industry needs to support our peers that may find themselves in less than comical situations.” Free Concerts, Comedy and Theater: How Stars Are Keeping Fans Entertained (for Free!) During Social Distancing The show will operate on a donation-based viewing and feature Laugh Aid-specific content from comedians, varying from “a special edition podcast, an interview, or peak into their family life during this crazy time.” “Laughing alone can help stop the spread of COVID-19,” Comedy Gives Back’s site reads. “Honor social distancing. Donate generously. It’s a win/win.” Any profits are raised will be used to provide small grants of up to $500 to struggling comedians on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in being grant recipients must apply online with proof of salary, recent cancellations and employment for at least one year. RELATED VIDEO: How Your Favorite Celebrities Have Stepped up to Help Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic The show will be available to watch on several platforms, including the Laugh Lounge app, Twitch, Twitter, Comedy Central’s YouTube channel and Facebook. Audio versions of the performance will also be available afterward on Spotify and SiriusXM. Other stars slated for the comedy show line up include Amanda Seales, The Sklar Brothers, Tom Papa, Bert Kreischer, Dane Cook, Jeffrey Ross, Jessica Kirson, Anthony Jeselnik, Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder. Laugh Aid airs on Saturday, April 4, at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET. As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments and visit our coronavirus hub.