Shout! Factory TV has partnered with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to present the best of The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethons throughout the years in the new digital series MDA Telethon Presents, streaming now on Shout! Factory TV.
For half a century, this inimitable, mesmerizing and thoroughly enchanting end-of-summer variety show was the highlight of live television and together Shout! Factory TV and MDA are proud to celebrate the history of broadcasting Labor Day Telethons to entertain online viewers as well as raise awareness for MDA initiatives.
The MDA Telethons spanned five decades from 1966 -2014 and consisted of hundreds of music, comedy, Broadway, magic, and a variety of other performances as well as dozens of special moments between Jerry Lewis and various celebrities.
MDA Telethon Presents brings you the finest entertainment around with featured performances and appearances from stars such as Carrie Underwood, Rick Springfield, Pitbull, Fall Out Boy, Jimmy Fallon, Drew Carey, Whoopi Goldberg, Bob Newhart, Mr. T, as well as Broadway performances from Rent, Mama Mia, and Jersey Boys.
Available exclusively on Shout! Factory TV, MDA Telethon Presents features a series of 30-60 minute long episodes grouped into a variety of different themes. Episodes now available for streaming include Stand-Up Comedy Showcase, Today’s Pop and R&B, and 80’s Flashback.
Full List of Performances – Today’s Top Pop and R&B
- All American Rejects, “Walk Over Me” (2012)
- Aloe Blacc, “The Man” (2014)
- American Authors, “Best Day of My Life” (2014)
- B.o.B., “Nothing On You” (2012)
- Brandy, “Put It Down” (2012)
- Carrie Underwood, “Nobody Ever Told You” (2012)
- Enrique Iglesias, “I Like It” (2010)
- Fall Out Boy, “Young Volcanoes” (2014)
- Hot Chelle Rae, “I Like It Like That” (2012)
- Jason Derulo, “Trumpets” (2014)
- Karmin, “Brokenhearted” (2012)
- One Republic, “Secrets” (2010)
- Pitbull, “Get It Started” (2012)
- R5, “(I Can’t) Forget About You (2014)
- Vintage Trouble, “Blue Hand Me Down” (2013)
Full List of Performances – Standup Comedy
- Bill Engvall
- Bill Maher
- Bob Newhart
- Don Rickles
- Drew Carey
- Jimmy Fallon
- Ralphie May
- Roseanne Barr
- Whoopi Goldberg
Full List of Performances – 80s Flashback
- Betty Buckley
- Billy Crystal
- Diana Ross
- Don Rickles
- Frank Sinatra
- Hulk Hogan
- Mr. T
- Rick Springfield
- Smokey Robinson
- Solid Gold Dancers
- Yakov Smirnoff
Shout! Factory and MDA are also proud to present the MDA Telethon YouTube channel with videos to be uploaded weekly on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Each video will feature an all-star individual performance from the MDA Telethons.
MDA is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. We use our collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases, caring for individuals from day one and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America.
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