Gals and guys alike got raunchy for a cause at Monday’s Les Girls benefit concert at the Avalon in Hollywood.
The 13th annual fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Coalition brought out celebs on Oct. 7 ranging from event vets Steven Weber, Sharon Lawrence and Melissa Peterman to newbies Ana Ortiz, Judy Reyes and Chris Mann.
One of the night’s performers, Peter Gallagher, had 20/20 vision. The “Covert Affairs” star praised the advocacy group’s efforts to expedite breast cancer research and treatment with the Breast Cancer Deadline 2020 initiative, which strives to eliminate the disease by Jan. 1, 2020.
“How can you argue with this cause? Breast cancer’s affected millions of women and families,” he said. “With all the National Breast Cancer Coalition has done in raising awareness as well as funds and spearheading research and prodding the government, there’s a very real possibility that maybe it’ll be cured by 2020, which is the goal.”
NBCC president Fran Visco spoke briefly about her own breast cancer diagnosis, which inspired her to join a group of survivors to create the org in 1991, before Barrett Foa kicked off the cabaret. In one of the sauciest numbers of the night, the “NCIS: Los Angeles” star bragged about his sexual exploits with a song and dance number. No A-lister was safe, not even Meryl Streep, from the kiss-and-tell tune.
The bash featured plenty of senator Ted Cruz shout-outs and odes to Miley Cyrus. Peterman hit the stage with Peter Porte from “The Young and the Restless.” The actress left the audience in stitches with her one-liners, but drew the most laughs with her best Cyrus impersonation, which wouldn’t be complete without a foam finger.
“For women, it’s really important to be involved in your own health care future,” Peterman said earlier in the night. “What I love about what (NBCC is) doing here is it’s about a lot of preventative (measures) and giving women a chance to have a mammogram that wouldn’t necessarily do it.”
Before Weber graced the stage, the 10-time Les Girls performer teased his “filthy song” called “Blow Me a Kiss.”
“This is a very kind, if adult, funny, sexy evening,” Weber said. “There’s nothing down or depressing about it. It’s very exciting exuberant and jubilant and fun.”
Mann’s one-man number about a “Sopranos” mobster flirting with a Starbucks barista was one of the biggest crowd pleasers. Bruce Vilanch’s version of Stanley Holloway’s classic “Get Me to the Church on Time” also drew audience roars with lyrics such as, “I’m getting gay married in the morning!”