Comic child’s play

Seinfeld, Brooks, Reiner headline benefit

Comedy’s big guns poked fun at the little people in their lives — aka their children — during Wednesday night’s fundraiser honoring HBO programming topper Chris Albrecht.

Jerry Seinfeld, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Red Buttons were among those headlining the benefit for Rob and Michele Reiner‘s I Am Your Child Foundation at Hollywood & Highland’s Annex.

“Having a 2-year-old is like having a blender that you don’t have the top for,” Seinfeld kibbitzed about life with his daughter. “It works, but it’s a little messy.”

“One great joy as a parent was having my kids sit on my lap and watch the same Disney movies that I watched as a child. Except this time, I got to smell their hair and kiss their head,” Albrecht said.

Turning out to support best friend Reiner’s charity, Albert Brooks quipped, “I live so vicariously through my son, I actually wear his clothes.”

Buttons turned the evening’s PG laff rating to an R when he began roasting Reiner, Friars style, much to the dismay of the crowd.

“Rob envisions a world where every child’s brain will grow, develop freely; unfettered like the tattoos on Cher’s tuchis,” Buttons quipped.

The aud included Dustin Hoffman, Larry David, Ron Meyer, Alan Horn, Brad Grey, George Shapiro, Norman Lear and Talia Shire with son Jason Schwartzman.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Scene News from Variety

Loading