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Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, and Billy Crystal donate their time and talent to host Comic Relief in this 1988 production documenting the live charity event to benefit America's homeless. Directed by Walter C. Miller (who helmed many of TV's All in the Family episodes), this program includes humorous turns from over 40 stars of comedy. Among those performing in this program are Steve Allen, Richard Belzer, Sid Caesar, John Candy, George Carlin, and Martin Short. Director Miller also includes portraits of people in need, and of those who have already benefited from these performers' generosity. The organization Comic Relief has gone on to raise and distribute nearly 50 million dollars, providing direct health care services to homeless men, women, and children throughout the United States. ~ Steve Blackburn, Rovi