'You Are the Heroes,' Comedians Tell Clinicians, Part 2

Liz Neporent

April 10, 2020

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For Rob Corddry, a Daily Show alumnus and star of The Unicorn, the coronavirus pandemic has become very personal. He's watched a good friend who is an emergency specialist struggle to keep up the pace since the virus has swept through the Los Angeles hospital where she works.

"Even as a comedian I get how serious the impact of the coronavirus has been on the medical community," Corddry told Medscape Medical News. 

To cheer on his physician friend — and everyone in medicine — Corddry asked other comedians to shoot short videos as a way of saying thanks and keep up the good work. Corddry's video collection has quickly grown to over 50 highly amusing statements of support. 

In a Medscape exclusive, we shared three videos earlier this week. Today, we share another three. 

Walton Goggins

Goggins, an Emmy-winning actor who is known for his role in Justified and currently stars in the CBS show The Unicorn, said he just wanted to make sure healthcare workers know how thankful everyone is for their heroic efforts. "We are grateful for their sacrifice, their courage in the face of this, in doing everything they can for the rest of us. I really mean that."

 

Jim Gaffigan

Gaffigan, a past WebMD Health Heroes presenter, says he wants to thank healthcare professionals for being the world's health heroes right now. "I continue to encourage people on social media to text a healthcare worker and see if you can bring/send food. Additionally, my wife Jeannie and our oldest started TheImagineSociety.org, which is raising money to send over food trucks that are normally used for shows to provide free breakfasts and dinners for hospital staff," he told Medscape Medical News

 

Ed Helms

The star of The Office and The Hangover movies sent in this "head-spinning" video with a tongue-in-cheek warning about watching for coronavirus symptoms and a from-the-heart expression of gratitude. 

 

Now it's your turn to show your support for your medical colleagues. Click here to donate to Project C.U.R.E., a charity that delivers personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies to hospitals and clinics in more than 130 countries including the United States. Corddry says he chose this charity because it puts PPE and other essentials directly into the hands of the healthcare providers who need it the most. 

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