The Anti-Defamation League honored Ryan Kavanaugh Oct. 11 at the Beverly Hilton.
Co-emcee Ben Silverman, CEO and founder of Electus, ribbed the man of the night.
“It’s all about Ryan. Obviously it’s always about Ryan, but tonight specifically,” he quipped.
Though he was fighting a fever, Kavanaugh fiercely asserted his Jewish heritage as he accepted ADL’s entertainment industry award.
“Usually the person standing here is a Jew. I always get the question — Ryan Kavanaugh, red hair — but I’m here once again to assure you I’m Jewish on both sides,” he said. “And until my mom admits she had an affair with the milkman or the mailman I will stay Jewish on both sides.” – — Shelby Hill