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‘Schitt’s Creek’ Actress Emily Hampshire To Host New YouTube Talk Show Benefitting The Actors Fund

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By Marisa Roman

A lot has changed over the past few weeks in terms of how content is being produced in Hollywood. Actors, athletes, entertainers, and musicians are all coming together through social media to keep connected with fans and provide some much-needed comfort during these uncertain times. While you’ve likely heard about the Instagram Live series put on by Miley Cyrus, or how Ellen DeGeneres is sharing her phone conversations with other celebrities to her Instagram, there is another actor joining the list of a live-streamed talk-show—Schitt’s Creek alum Emily Hampshire.

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You likely know her as the dry-witted friend Stevie Budd on the hit series, but since the show is now airing its final season, Hampshire has decided to pivot her career in another direction. Humpday with Hampshire will offer up new episodes every Wednesday, starting on April 1st. The weekly, live-streamed talk show will premiere on YouTube in an effort to raise money for The Actor’s Fund of America. This fund is a 501 charitable organization supporting performers and workers in the arts and entertainment. The fund has offered emergency financial assistance as of recently due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Humpday with Hampshire will feature the actress hosting a virtual talk show, interviewing celebrities and other famous faces. The Actors Fund said that the talk show will highlight celebs “in their natural habitats – be it their bedrooms, kitchens, garages or closets. They’ll share advice on how to get through this unprecedented time with humor, kindness – and your sanity intact.” The series will be featured on the YouTube channel for The Actors Fund with new episodes airing weekly until television, theater, and film productions are running again.

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Hampshire has released her own statement about the show, saying, “I couldn’t ask for a better creative distraction than hosting a show that not only helps raise money for an important cause but also lets me connect with a dream-team roster of guests without having to leave my apartment or even put on pants! There’s such an insane amount of stress in the world right now, and if we can do something a little fun for all the stir-crazy people out there and help the industry, that means everything to me.”

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While no guests have been announced yet, it’s probably safe to say that a few Schitt’s Creek co-stars will make the cut. A few of the show’s segments have been announced, with quarantine-themed ideas like “What Is Your quarROUTINE” and “Phone a Friend Roulette.” Hampshire is not the only celeb to help The Actors Fund raise money. Rosie O’Donnell recently hosted a live-stream special which ended up raising over $600,000 for the organization. All proceed from the viewer donations raised by Humpday will go directly to The Actors Fund, as well.

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