Popular Australian personalities Chrissy Swan and Joel Creasey are putting on a comedy night to raise money for Orlando mass shooting victims.
The Stand Up 4 Orlando variety gala boasts some big Australian names, including Julia Morris, Judith Lucy and Magda Szubanski.
‘We felt so powerless and far away,’ Swan told the Herald Sun.
‘I told Joel that if it had happened in a really busy gay bar in Melbourne he would have probably been in there. It just felt like it could have been us, so we had to do something.’
The Stand Up 4 Orlando variety gala will be held at the Comedy Theatre on July 9.
All proceeds will go to Equality Florida’s Pulse Victims’ Fund.
Sawn added, ‘The sad truth is people move on, so it’s nice we’ll be raising awareness into July.’