ABC TO AIR PRIMETIME COMEDY SPECIAL 'VOMO: VOTE OR MISS OUT,'
CREATED BY ATTN:
Kevin Hart to Emcee on MONDAY, SEPT. 14
Special Guests Include 2 Chainz & Lil Baby, Cristela Alonzo, Tim Allen, Whitney Cummings, Will Ferrell, Kaia Gerber, Charlamagne Tha God,
Tiffany Haddish, Jon Hamm, Governor Larry Hogan, Scarlett Johansson, Liza Koshy, Jay Leno, Cindy McCain, Michelle Obama, Ann Romney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jaden Smith, Willow Smith and Additional Surprise Guests to Come
One-Hour Comedy Special Presented by T-Mobile
ABC will be airing "VOMO: Vote or Miss Out," a nonpartisan comedy special event created by ATTN: in partnership with When We All Vote, featuring some of the biggest names in comedy and music, MONDAY, SEPT. 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT). Emceed by comedy legend Kevin Hart, the entertainment-filled television event will aim to encourage electoral participation in the 2020 election.
Some of the biggest names in comedy and music are scheduled to appear for this one-night-only nonpartisan event, including 2 Chainz and Lil Baby, Cristela Alonzo, Tim Allen, Whitney Cummings, Will Ferrell, Kaia Gerber, Charlamagne Tha God, Tiffany Haddish, Jon Hamm, Scarlett Johansson, Liza Koshy, Jay Leno, Jaden Smith and Willow Smith. The special will also feature prominent political figures across party lines including Michelle Obama, former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA), Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD), Ann Romney and Cindy McCain, among others. Additional guests to be added. Along with headline entertainment consisting of comedy bits, stand-up acts and a larger-than-life musical performance, the special will provide information on voting, highlighting potential procedural changes caused by the pandemic, so that every voter has the knowledge and incentive to participate in the election this fall.
"We have a societal responsibility to participate in our country's democracy," said Tom Werner. "This nonpartisan special will, through comedy, encourage people to vote this November."
"Voter participation is in ATTN:'s DNA, and we hope that we can create an event that will speak to all generations, young and old, in a way that shows them that by engaging in the political process, we have an exceptional opportunity to have our voices and values reflected at every level of government," added ATTN: co-founder Matthew Segal.
"VOMO: Vote or Miss Out" is being created for ABC by ATTN:, a leading media company aimed at reaching young people on topical issues; sara + tom, the production company founded by "The Conners" executive producers Sara Gilbert and Tom Werner; When We All Vote and event production company Done+Dusted.
The one-hour comedy special is brought to you by T-Mobile.
About ABC Entertainment
ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, including "Grey's Anatomy," the longest-running medical drama in primetime television; riveting dramas "The Good Doctor," "A Million Little Things" and "Station 19"; trailblazing comedy favorites "American Housewife," "black-ish," "The Conners," "The Goldbergs" and "mixed-ish"; the popular "Summer Fun & Games" programming block, including "Celebrity Family Feud," "Holey Moley," "Match Game," "Press Your Luck" and "To Tell the Truth"; star-making sensation "American Idol"; reality phenomenon "Shark Tank"; "The Bachelor" franchise; long-running hits "Dancing with the Stars" and "America's Funniest Home Videos"; "General Hospital," which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"; as well as the critically acclaimed, Emmy(R) Award-winning special "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons.'" The network also boasts some of television's most prestigious awards shows, including "The Oscars(R)," "The CMA Awards" and the "American Music Awards."
ABC programming can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu.
ATTN: is a media company that bridges entertainment with topical issues to explain the world around us. We are leaders when it comes to reaching people who want context on the issues and conversations that matter to them.
About When We All Vote
When We All Vote is a national, nonpartisan nonprofit that brings together citizens, institutions, brands, and organizations to increase participation in every election. Launched by Michelle Obama, the organization is committed to closing the race and age voting gap and empowering all eligible voters to cast their ballot by harnessing grassroots energy, establishing strategic partnerships, and implementing digital organizing strategies, with the ultimate goal of changing the culture around voting.
Michelle Obama is joined in this effort by fellow Co-Chairs Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monáe, Chris Paul, Faith Hill, Selena Gomez, Liza Koshy, Megan Rapinoe, Shonda Rhimes, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington, and Rita Wilson.
In the leadup to the 2018 Midterm Elections, When We All Vote organized over 2,500 local voter registration events across the country, engaged 200 million Americans online about the significance of voting, and texted nearly four million voters the resources to register and get out to vote.
In 2020, When We All Vote is helping to lead in voter education, registration and volunteer engagement. In response to COVID-19, When We All Vote is leading the fight for fair and safe elections by supporting the expansion of access to vote-by-mail, early in-person voting and online voter registration so every American can make their voices heard on Election Day.
About sara + tom Productions
With the company just over a year old, sara + tom has multiple projects sold and in development that span all premium cable/streaming outlets as well as Broadcast.
Done+Dusted has devised and produced events, broadcast content and experiences for over 20 years, including some of the biggest productions in the world. With offices in Los Angeles, London and Abu Dhabi, D+D has built an unrivaled reputation for producing world-class projects on behalf of nations, broadcasters, brands, artists, gamers, leaders and educators.
During the Covid lockdown period, they have produced 17 programs including the Network Roadblock - XQ Graduate Together: America Honors The High School Class of 2020, The NBC Global Citizen special - Global Goal: Unite For Our Future and the most watched YouTube Originals live event ever - YouTube's Dear Class of 2020.