NRDC - Natural Resources Defense Council

04/22/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/22/2024 11:22

Nick Offerman & Friends to Host Comedy Event Supporting NRDC at “Netflix is a Joke. Fest”

LOS ANGELES, CA - Nick Offerman is hosting a charity comedy show as part of Netflix's second annual "Netflix is a Joke. Fest" to benefit NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), a leading international environmental nonprofit organization. The show will feature Nicole Byer, Mae Martin, Steve Agee, and Pattie Gonia.

"Nick Offerman & Friends vs. Climate Crisis" will take place on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at 7pm at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre. The show will support NRDC's work to confront the climate crisis, protect public health and safeguard nature. Tickets are available here.

"Please join me and some much more attractive comedy luminaries as we support the important work of the NRDC by sneaking broccoli into our delectable comedy pizza. Given the number of local dispensaries, some of the performances are even likely to be 'grass-fed,'" said Nick Offerman.

"Nick's passion for protecting this planet and its people is as genuine as he is funny," said Kristin Wilson-Palmer, chief communications officer for NRDC. "By lending his voice-and bringing his friends with him-they are putting a spotlight on some of the most important environmental challenges of our time, providing support for NRDC's work and offering some much-needed comic relief along the way."

Netflix is a Joke. Fest is the biggest comedy festival in North America, produced by Netflix in association with Live Nation from May 2 to May 12, 2024. Nick Offerman & Friends vs. Climate Crisis will be one event in over 300 live stand-up shows, special events, table reads, sketches and more over the course of the festival.

Nick Offerman is an actor, author, humorist and woodworker whose credits include the Emmy award-winning role of Bill in The Last of Us(HBO), Ron Swanson on NBC's Parks & Recreation, Forest in Devs, and Karl Weathers in the FX series Fargo. He has written five New York TimesBestselling books, including his latest, Where the Deer and the Antelope Play(Penguin Random House), Paddle Your Own Canoe, Gumption, Good Clean Fun, and The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, written with his wife, Megan Mullally. Recent and upcoming projects include Civil War(written and directed by Alex Garland), Origin(written and directed by Ava DuVernay), The Umbrella Academy(Netflix), Dumb Money, Candy Cane Lane(Amazon), The Resort(Peacock), Pam & Tommy(Hulu), A League of Their Own(Amazon), and NBC's Making It(co-host and executive producer). He is the voice of Beef Tobin in the FOX animated series The Great Northand audiobook narrator for Wendell Berry's latest, The Need to Be Whole. In his spare time, he can be found at his woodshop in Los Angeles building hand-crafted items from wood, ranging from spoons and canoes to ukuleles.

NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online activists. Established in 1970, NRDC uses science, policy, law, and people power to confront the climate crisis, protect public health, and safeguard nature. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, Beijing, and Delhi (an office of NRDC India Pvt. Ltd). Visit us at www.nrdc.organd follow us on X @NRDC.