Apatow wows on the night after

Comedians punch up Venice Family Clinic gala

Even honoree Judd Apatow had to admit that scheduling the Venice Family Clinic Silver Circle Gala the night after the Academy Awards was perhaps a bit much, but that didn’t stop his comedy posse from showing up to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Monday.

“I am on three hours’ sleep, after watching Colin Firth dance all night,” Apatow admitted as he accepted the clinic’s Humanitarian Award. Helping to raise funds for the seven-location free clinic, the largest in the United States, Apatow, his pals — including Johnny Knoxville, Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen — and the rest of the well-heeled attendees raised over $1 million for the cause.

Nick Kroll hosted, Patton Oswalt performed a ribald comedy set, the Eels sang and Fiona Apple closed the show, but not before Rogen got in a few funny licks as he introduced Apatow, while “Two and a Half Men” creator Chuck Lorre, a big supporter and former honoree of the clinic, looked on.

“Judd sent me an email,” Rogen said, “telling me what to say. No Jew jokes, he said, you saw what happened to Charlie Sheen. It’s a dark day in Hollywood for Jew jokes.”

More Film

  • Canal Plus

    Canal Plus Orders Thomas Lilti's 'Hippocrate' Medical Series

    Even honoree Judd Apatow had to admit that scheduling the Venice Family Clinic Silver Circle Gala the night after the Academy Awards was perhaps a bit much, but that didn’t stop his comedy posse from showing up to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Monday. “I am on three hours’ sleep, after watching Colin Firth dance […]

  • A Profile of Argentine Fantasy Genre

    Mar del Plata: Argentina on the Rise -- Demián Rugna

    Even honoree Judd Apatow had to admit that scheduling the Venice Family Clinic Silver Circle Gala the night after the Academy Awards was perhaps a bit much, but that didn’t stop his comedy posse from showing up to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Monday. “I am on three hours’ sleep, after watching Colin Firth dance […]

  • Coco Trailer

    'Coco' Stuffing 'Justice League' at Thanksgiving Box Office

    Even honoree Judd Apatow had to admit that scheduling the Venice Family Clinic Silver Circle Gala the night after the Academy Awards was perhaps a bit much, but that didn’t stop his comedy posse from showing up to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Monday. “I am on three hours’ sleep, after watching Colin Firth dance […]

  • Saoirse Ronan Greta Gerwig Playback Podcast

    Playback: Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan on 'Lady Bird' and Coming of Age

    Even honoree Judd Apatow had to admit that scheduling the Venice Family Clinic Silver Circle Gala the night after the Academy Awards was perhaps a bit much, but that didn’t stop his comedy posse from showing up to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Monday. “I am on three hours’ sleep, after watching Colin Firth dance […]

  • SGIFF: Singapore Festival Launches in Understated

    Singapore Festival Launches in Understated Style

    Even honoree Judd Apatow had to admit that scheduling the Venice Family Clinic Silver Circle Gala the night after the Academy Awards was perhaps a bit much, but that didn’t stop his comedy posse from showing up to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Monday. “I am on three hours’ sleep, after watching Colin Firth dance […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content