Natasha Leggero, Bryan Callen headline comedy event to benefit children’s charity
The fine beverage publication Mutineer Magazine is presenting a comedy “festival” in the heart of wine country. Located at the Jacuzzi Family Vineyards in Sonoma, CA, the festival will feature co-headliners Natasha Leggero and Bryan Calle... [Read More]
Ray Romano Hosts Comedy Show For Peter Boyle Memorial Fund
Costars Ray Romano and Doris Roberts, who played son and mother on the long-running sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, were reunited on stage at the International Myeloma Foundation 4th Annual Comedy Celebration. They were there to honor Peter Boyle who played Frank Barone, the grumpy patriarch of the TV family. And the event benefited the Peter Boyle Memorial Fund, which was established by his family to support the International Myeloma Foundation’s research programs. [Read More]
Jimmy Pardo’s ‘Never Not Funny’ raises $28,000 for charity
Jimmy Pardo and his Never Not Funny podcast successfully raised over $28,000 for the Smile Train (a charity providing free cleft surgery for millions of poor children in developing countries) with the show’s annual Pardcast-a-thon. The live 12-hour ... [Read More]
Pat Thornton’s 24-Hour Standup Comedy Marathon at Comedy Bar, Toronto, Nov. 15-16, 2010 recap | Back to the World
Just the way that your cousin or your co-worker will bug you to pledge a certain amount for every mile they walk for cancer or for the moustache they’re growing this month, comedian Pat Thornton was for the second year doing a 24-hour stand-up comedy marathon for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which fights AIDS in Africa. [Read More]
Variety's Power of Comedy to Honor Russell Brand
If you'll be in H'w'd on December 4, you will definitely want to add this to your sked. At their upcoming Power of Comedy benefit, Variety will be awarding Russell Brand with the first-ever Power of Comedy Philanthropy Award (or as I assume... [Read More]
Bob Saget, Olsen twins, Jerry Seinfeld, more raise $700k for scleroderma research
Family, friends, and supporters came together Monday night at Carolines on Broadway in New York City for comedian Bob Saget’s annual scleroderma fundraiser. And just moments ago, Saget tweeted that the event raised nearly $700,000. [Read More]
Last Night Had Way Too Many Stars
As you know, last night was the biennial Night of Too Many Stars. It was really just an obscene amount of stars. When I was a boy, people had the decency to only show a few stars here and there. You know, leave a little to the imagination. But this w... [Read More]
Own a Piece of Night of Too Many Stars
Sarah Palin's Going Rogue inscribed by Tina Fey. Well, good news, because a copy of that very book signed by that very 30 Rock cast-member could soon be yours if you're the top bidder. It's just one of the many unique items up for sale in the Night of Too Many Stars Celebrity Auction. Everything from a copy of the Declaration of Independence signed by Stephen Colbert to a canned ham signed by David Letterman is up for grabs. And best of all, 100% of the final sale price goes to the New York Cent... [Read More]
How to donate to a fund helping Robert Schimmel's children
Jessica Katz, oldest daughter of the late Robert Schimmel, has established a fund to help the family pay for the medical bills for Schimmel's other daughter, Aliyah, and his son, Jacob, both of whom were also injured in the car accident that took the comedian's life last month. [Read More]