We’re Bringing Fantasy Back

Edie Falco, Rosie O’Donnell, Sarah Paulson, and Bob Saget among the icons and stars joining one-night-only special charity event:
The Creative Coalition’s Fantasy Talk Show Special

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October 14, 2020 (NEW YORK, NY) – The Creative Coalition will host a talk show unlike any other — past or present — in a one-night-only charity event on Wednesday, October 21st featuring some of today’s biggest stars. The Creative Coalition Fantasy Talk Show Special will be hosted by patients living with glioblastoma (GBM), a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer, who will interview their favorite celebrities, including Tim Daly, Edie Falco, Jim Gaffigan, Rosie O’Donnell, Zachary Levi, Sarah Paulson, Bob Saget, Iliza Shlesinger, Aisha Tyler, and more.

These GBM patients, who are heroes of their own stories, will be picking up the microphone and putting their favorite stars in the talk show hot seat. The event, produced by actor and producer Erich Bergen, will feature celebrities in unfiltered and unplugged conversations; as well as surprise visitors from the music, television, film, and media arenas who will be popping in to provide mentoring tips to the budding talk show hosts. 

The evening promises to transcend the computer screen with a private “Zoom Room After-Party” and home-delivered dinner, during which attendees will have the chance to dine and “mingle” with hosts, celebrity guests, and other influencers.  

“It’s going to be an extraordinary night of art bringing the human touch back into events,” said Robin Bronk, CEO of The Creative Coalition. “The Creative Coalition Fantasy Talk Show underscores how the Arts bring back a 3-D human, soulful, and emotional experience into today’s gatherings.”

“We are proud to support this event and The Creative Coalition,” said Pritesh Shah, Novocure’s Chief Commercial Officer. “The power of the Arts cannot be underestimated and this night brings to light the unique stories of incredible individuals who – despite the greatest health challenges — continue to live their lives to the fullest.”

Details are as follows:

WHAT:            The Creative Coalition’s Fantasy Talk Show Special presented by Novocure.

WHO:              GBM patient ambassadors include John B. from Dade City, FL; Terry D. from Johnston, RI; Ryan J. from Redondo Beach, CA; Jon S. from Cleveland, OH; and Kate S-J from Gigs Harbor, WA. Special celebrity guests include The Creative Coalition president Tim Daly (“Madam Secretary”), Edie Falco (“Tommy,” “Nurse Jackie,” “The Sopranos”), Jim Gaffigan (“Chappaquiddick,” “American Dreamer”), Rosie O’Donnell (“The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” “The Fosters,” “A League of Their Own”), Zachary Levi (“Shazam!,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Sarah Paulson (“Ratched,” “Mrs. America,” “American Horror Story”), Bob Saget (“Fuller House,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Entourage”), Iliza Shlesinger (“Spenser Confidential,” “The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show”), Aisha Tyler (“Archer,” “Criminal Minds,” “The Talk”), and more TBA. Additional special guests include The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk and The Creative Coalition Board Chair Michael Frankfurt.

WHERE:          Zoom Link provided with press credential.

WHEN:            Wednesday, October 21, 2020; 7:00 pm PT/10:00 pm ET

This is an invitation only event.  To apply for press credentials or for more information, please contact Seth Adam at seth@theleadpr.com.

THE CREATIVE COALITION is the premier nonprofit, 501(c)(3) nonpartisan charity of the entertainment industry dedicated to using the power and platform of the arts and entertainment communities in award-winning public service and advocacy campaigns. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s president. www.TheCreativeCoalition.org

NOVOCURE is a global oncology company working to extend survival in some of the most aggressive forms of cancer through the development and commercialization of its innovative therapy, Tumor Treating Fields.  Novocure’s commercialized products are approved in certain countries for the treatment of adult patients with glioblastoma and in the U.S. for the treatment of adult patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Novocure has ongoing or completed clinical trials investigating Tumor Treating Fields in multiple solid tumor types.

Seth Adam, The Lead PR
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