THE ACTORS FUND ANNOUNCES “HUMPDAY WITH HAMPSHIRE” LIVE-STREAMED FUNDRAISING SHOW HOSTED BY SCHITT’S CREEK’S EMILY HAMPSHIRE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
“SCHITT’S CREEK” STAR
TO HOST NEW WEEKLY LIVE-STREAMED SHOW
“HUMPDAY WITH HAMPSHIRE” TO RAISE MONEY FOR
THE ACTORS FUND
TO HELP THE ENTERTAINMENT & PERFORMING ARTS COMMUNITY
IMPACTED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
SERIES BEGINS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 AT 5 PM EST/2 PM PST
ON THE ACTORS FUND YOUTUBE CHANNEL
New York, NY (March 27, 2020) – Fresh off of the success of The Actors Fund’s partnership with Rosie O’Donnell that raised over $600,000, The Actors Fund is teaming up with ”Schitt’s Creek” star, award-winning actress and Screen Actors Guild® Nominee Emily Hampshire for a new weekly live-streamed talk-show HUMPDAY WITH HAMPSHIRE.
Produced by The Actors Fund, the innovative, genre-busting series will raise money for emergency financial assistance and other services for entertainment and performing arts professionals who have been impacted by COVID-19. The show will live-stream weekly until film, tv and theater productions are back up and running.
The program debuts Wednesday, April 1st on The Actors Fund YouTube channel here and will feature virtual interviews with celebrities in their natural habitats—be it their bedrooms, kitchens, garages or closets. They’ll share advice on how to get through this unprecedented time with humor, kindness—and your sanity intact.
HUMPDAY WITH HAMPSHIRE will also feature quarantine-themed games including “Show Us Your Junk (Drawer)”, “What is your quarROUTINE”, and “Phone a Friend Roulette.”
Celebrity guests will include some of Emily’s famous friends and co-stars from TV, film, sports and social media.
All proceeds from viewer donations will go directly to The Actors Fund, the national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency and serves as a safety net to everyone in performing arts and entertainment.
“I couldn’t ask for a better creative distraction than hosting a show that not only helps raise money for an important cause, but also lets me connect with a dream team roster of guests without having to leave my apartment or even put on pants!” says Hampshire. “There’s such an insane amount of stress in the world right now, and if we can do something a little fun for all the stir-crazy people out there and help the industry, that means everything to me.”
Hampshire can currently be seen starring as “Stevie Budd” in the sixth and final season of the Emmy nominated series ”Schitt’s Creek”. She will next star opposite Adrien Brody in “Chapelwaite,” Epix’s drama series based on Stephen King’s short story Jerusalem’s Lot. Hampshire also recently wrapped production on the thriller feature Home, which she also executive produced and will be seen next month in “50 States of Fright” series produced by Sam Raimi for Quibi. She is repped by Atlas Artists, Paradigm, Creative Drive Artists, K. L. Benzakein Talent, Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson and Jazo PR.
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services.