Kids Entertainment Professionals for Young Refugees (KEPYR), the volunteer organization comprised of kids and family entertainment professionals, has set November 12, 2021 for “Kids Media Stays Up Late!” a star-studded evening of comedy and music hosted by renowned actor and music artist Tom Kenny.
Produced by Guy Toubes ("T.O.T.S.", "The Stinky and Dirty Show"), the virtual fund-raising event will feature performances by Tom Kenny and his band The High Seas, comedian Al Madrigal, Grammy-winning recording artist Lisa Loeb, and others. All proceeds from the event will go to support UNICEF’s vital relief efforts at the U.S / Mexico border. Tickets are $35.00 and currently available at www.kepyr.org
The evening will also mark the final day of an online silent auction of one-of-a-kind and rare holiday gift items and experiences generously donated by Mattel, American Girl, Nickelodeon, Netflix, Dreamworks, Disney, Hasbro, Spin Master, Sesame Workshop, 9 Story Media, Sinking Ship Entertainment, Boulder Media, original artwork from Matt Groening, The Casagrandes, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Octonauts, Hilda, signed Bobby’s World memorabilia from Howie Mandel, a rare Tonight Show “desk set” script with Johnny Carson’s handwritten notes, and dozens of other rare items from industry companies, executives, actors, writers, artists, and producers.
The evening’s festivities will conclude with a special presentation honoring Aly Jetha, co-founder of Big Bad Boo Studios (16 Hudson, The Bravest Knight, 1001 Nights), who will receive the inaugural KEPYR Heroes Award in recognition of his many years of work developing and implementing innovative educational programs for displaced children around the world.
“This incredible night of entertainment is being made possible by a generous and big- hearted professional community for whom the wellbeing of all children is paramount,” says KEPYR founder Grant Moran. “It’s an opportunity to come together, have a ton of fun, and score some one of a kind holiday gift items while supporting Unicef’s urgent relief work at the border. It’s a win-win-win-win.”