Every year for 30 years, Bob Saget gathered all his comedian friends for an annual benefit for scleroderma research, titled Cool Comedy Hot Cuisine. Over time, he naturally raised a lot of money for the Scleroderma Research Foundation.
Next month, the Foundation is bringing back the annual charity event that also serves as a tribute to Bob Saget. It will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, John Mayer, and Jeff Ross and feature appearances by Nikki Glaser, Regina Hall (who also serves on the SRF board), Howie Mandel, Joel McHale, Kevin Nealon, John Stamos, and additional surprise guests.
“Bob worked tirelessly to support the Scleroderma Research Foundation, in honor of his sister,” says Kelly Rizzo. “This drive led him to bring together talent from across comedy and music in order to raise awareness and funds for the SRF. It was through laughter that he was able to touch many lives. I am honored to continue the legacy he built, through working with Bob’s closest friends to create an unforgettable night with the same goal that Bob had – to find a cure.”
”I’m honored to be stepping into Bob’s John Varvatos Converse sneakers to host the next Cool Comedy • Hot Cuisine,” adds Jeff Ross. “These events meant so much to him and have always been a great bonding experience for us. Bob will be missed, but the show must go on until a cure for this awful ailment is found.”
“The SRF is honored to have partnered with Bob for three decades in our work to fund research while also raising awareness so that no one suffering needs to explain what this disease is or does,” says Joanne Gold, Executive Director of the Scleroderma Research Foundation. “We are grateful to the co-chairs and hosts who will continue his legacy as we work to eradicate scleroderma.”
The event will take place on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. at the Beverly Wilshire. Tickets start at $500. Additional information can be found here.