Do you remember the 21st night of September? You may not remember the specific date, but you certainly remember the Earth, Wind and Fire classic “September” and its iconic opening line. Since 2016, comedian and screenwriter Demi Adejuyigbe pays tribute to the song every year with a filmed dance routine. And this year he’s using Sept. 21 as an excuse to raise money for some very worthy charities.
Demi Adejuyigbe’s first video was a relatively low-key affair. In it, he dances in his home with a shirt that says “Sept. 21” on the front and “That’s today” on the back. His second video incorporated a curtain, a saxophone and party poppers (not that kind, jeez). But for this year’s video he goes all out, including some very special guests.
Though the Sept. 21 videos started out as a goof, Demi Adejuyigbe is now using the yearly event to raise money for charity. This year he’s selling official Sept. 21 T-shirts, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) and the National Center for Transgender Equality.
On Twitter, Demi Adejuyigbe said, “The first year I did this, Rachel Millman had the great idea of selling these shirts for charity. Thanks to Nathan and Caitlin at Cotton Bureau, I’m doing exactly that.”
If you’re unfamiliar with Adejuyigbe’s name, you probably know his work; he’s a writer on The Late Late Show and also wrote for the phenomenal sitcom The Good Place. (Adejuyigbe wrote “Chidi’s Choice,” the first season episode in which Chidi must choose whether Eleanor or Tahani is his soulmate. (It’s also the episode in which Jason marries Janet.) He’s also one of the hosts of the popular podcast Gilmore Guys.
We don’t know what’s in the cards for next year’s Sept. 21 video, but we can’t wait to see what Demi Adejuyigbe cooks up.