Liza Dye, a rising star in the New York comedy scene, had a scary subway train accident on Thursday, and the comic community, led by Aziz Ansari, is helping to pay her massive medical bills.
She sent this tweet from the hospital:
im alive 👍 pic.twitter.com/ysRKkQfr3f— Liza Dye ॐ (@lizadye) February 14, 2014
On Sunday, Ansari was on stage at a well-attended comedy show to raise money for the young standup comic, with all proceeds going to a YouCaring page that is seeking to raise $50,000, reports TheWrap.com.
As of Tuesday morning, the fundraiser was over halfway to its goal, with nearly $30,000 raised for Dye. Another special show is scheduled for March 5, headlined by standup and “Broad City” star Hannibal Buress, Janeane Garofalo, and former “Daily Show” star Wyatt Cenac.