Seth Rogen is using his powers of humor for good in an upcoming benefit to raise money and promote awareness for Alzheimer’s research, and he’s enlisting the help of a few of his famous friends.
The “Knocked Up” funnyman and his wife, Lauren Miller, have organized the first annual Hilarity for Charity event in Los Angeles to promote a cause close to their heart. On January 13, a special night is planned that will include stand-up, sketch comedy, musical performances, food trucks and — allegedly — “a chance to buy your way into heaven.”
In addition to the event’s two co-hosts, the night will include guest appearances by Bruno Mars, Aziz Ansari, Jack Black/Tenacious D, Ty Burrell, “Jersey Shore” star Pauly D, Mindy Kaling, David Krumholtz, Ken Marino, Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, The Wavves, Justin Willman and Charlyne Yi, schedule permitting.
According to the above Funny or Die video, Rogen is also on the hunt for a host for the evening as well. Does this mean Danny McBride will be at the benefit in addition to the aforementioned guest list? We sure hope so.
There are a couple of different ways to score tickets to the event. A general admittance ticket is $150, and special VIP packages increase significantly in cost from there up to $100,000. As Rogen puts it, if you’re “too cheap buy tix,” you can donate $25 on the Hilarity for Charity website for a chance to win a pair of tickets, and $50 to double your chances. Of course, you can always just donate money to the good cause even if you can’t attend the event.
“Hilarity for Charity started as a message to my generation that it’s time to step up and realize that Alzheimer’s is not just an ‘old person’ disease, but something that will greatly affect all of us,” Rogen told Fundraising Success Magazine. “Having a family member with Alzheimer’s disease has made me aware of the damage it does not only to the person who has been diagnosed, but to the caregivers, friends and family who surround the person.”