The news is still coming in on the exact magnitude of devastation caused by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, but it’s been clear for days now that help is desperately needed and will be for an untold length of time. Organizations such as Doctors Without Borders have already sent teams of medical and logistical staff into Japan’s Miyagi prefecture and other areas most affected by the disaster, and they’re relying on donations from the public to fund their efforts.
As an incentive to get more people donating, America’s $1 funnyman Neil Hamburger is taking a break from insulting teenagers on Twitter to offer a rare recording from early in his career. “Live in Tokyo” features a greasy-behind-the-ears Hamburger stumbling through material in 1994, and is free for the taking, provided you give at least $5 to tsunami relief. Simply donate to a worthy organization like the above mentioned or the Red Cross, and then email your donation receipt to Tara Dunphy at email@example.com. You’ll get an Mp3 of “Live in Tokyo” sent back to you shortly after.
What’s that? You demand more prizes for being a decent human being? Okay… Neil is also teaming up with our good friend Tim Heidecker to record a brand new 10-minute comedy bit, but the track won’t be released until they’ve raised $10K. Heidecker says to send your donation receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org, so I guess it won’t hurt to send it to both email addresses. Give what you can to help, and you’ll reap rewards both mental and physical.
• Red Cross: http://american.redcross.org
• Doctors Without Borders: https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org
• Neil Hamburger: http://www.americasfunnyman.com
• Tim Heidecker: http://www.timanderic.com