Albrecht's all right
HOLLYWOOD — A serious cause went for the laughs Wednesday when the L.A. Mentoring Partnership had its first “Stand up for Mentoring” fundraiser at the Kodak.A strong lineup of comics ranging from Ellen DeGeneres to Cedric the Entertainer was the attraction for the dinner/concert that honored HBO’s Chris Albrecht. “We want to boost mentoring’s profile so it becomes part of what our culture expects from an engaged, caring adult,” co-chair Megan Chernin said. “Mentoring should be part of people’s consciousness of what they can do and share.” Perfs, which had Bob Costas acting as emcee/”traffic cop,” included a Robin Williams routine where Jesus returns and asks the pope: “Why are you dressed like Liberace?” Williams said he was “hoping for a Brazilian pope — nuns in thongs, rum instead of wine.” Lewis Black tied his material to the evening theme by saying: “I didn’t realize things were so bad that we had to raise money to get Chris Albrecht a mentor.”
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