Cool Comedy Hot Cuisine

John Mayer, John Stamos, Bob Saget, Queen Latifah, Jim Gaffigan, Don Rickles, Jimmy Kimmel, Jeff Garlin, Brad Grey, Jack Black
Bob Saget, Jeff Garlin, Jim Gaffigan, Don Rickles, Jimmy Kimmel, John Mayer, join forces for a good cause



The event: Anyone looking for a laugh June 5 merely had to head for the Beverly Wilshire Hotel for “Cool Comedy, Hot Cuisine,” a benefit for the Scleroderma Research Foundation. With Bob Saget as host, comedians not only performed, but also appeared in abundance in the star-studded audience.

The program: Jeff Garlin and Jim Gaffigan provided the “cool comedy” from onstage, as Don Rickles added a few wisecracks from his table. John Mayer sang for the crowd.

As for the “hot cuisine,” celebrity chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken provided dinner, which began with falafel poppers, chicken saltimbocca and shrimp cocktails and continued with beet salad, heirloom tomatoes, bourbon and mustard glazed salmon and a delicate lemon rosemary cake.

Jimmy Kimmel joined Saget for the live auction, and Queen Latifah …

John Mayer
Click here to read my whole story in the “All the Rage” section of the Los Angeles Times and scroll down the page to see more pictures.

As an aside, Kimmel is my favorite emcee at charity events, always clever and capable of keeping the audience smiling through an entire evening. 

“Is there something called a dress code?” he quipped after Feniger stepped onstage to recite the menu in rather unconventional attire for a charity gala (check out the picture in the gallery).

Also noting the crowd’s apparent enjoyment as the evening progressed, Kimmel looked around, wondering, “How did How did everyone get so drunk so quickly?” then added, “If you’re not having a good time, identify yourself.”


Top photo: From left, John Mayer, John Stamos, Bob Saget, Queen Latifah, Jim Gaffigan, Don Rickles, Jimmy Kimmel, Jeff Garlin, Brad Grey, Jack Black at Cool Comedy Hot Cuisine (photo, Alex J. Berliner/ AB Images)

Second photo: John Mayer performs at Cool Comedy Hot Cuisine (Alex J. Berliner/ AB Images)

Third photo:  From left, gala chair Luke Evnin with host Bob Saget and John Stamos at Cool Comedy Hot Cuisine, benefiting the Scleroderma Research Foundation (Alex J. Berliner/ ABImages)

Luke Evnin, Bob Saget, John Stamos




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Cool Comedy Hot Cuisine
Published July 20, 2015 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA