140 artists + 140 tweets = schools for Haiti

0 Posted by - March 17, 2010 - Blog, Screen

This past Friday a unique benefit to raise funds for Haiti took place, involving a combination of artists and twitter unlike anything I’ve seen before.

Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel invited 140 comedians, musicians, athletes, and entertainers who use Twitter regularly to perform their favourite tweets in front of a live audience at Los Angeles’ Upright Citizens Brigade stage. The event was aptly named A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweetathon for Haiti.

Funds raised from the event go to help build schools in Haiti. You can watch the preview embedded above, and if you’re really intrigued you can order a DVD on Amazon. 100% of the proceeds go to Artists For Peace and Justice to benefit the Haitian School Initiative.

You can see a full list of artists involved in the night by visiting visual artist Mike Mitchell’s webpage and clicking through to the Twitter accounts of participating artists.

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