×

Bringing humor to tumor

Stand up 2 Cancer blends comedy with message

Bizzers mingled with medical researchers and cancer survivors at Friday’s Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon held at the Shrine Auditorium.

The event’s blend of live performances, motivational messages from stars and tearjerker stories worked to create an experience both somber and lighthearted. Seth Rogen applied his raunchy humor when recalling an experience with a friend and cancer survivor: “I told him there are much easier ways to get a medical marijuana card in California,” Rogen quipped.

Samuel L. Jackson took a much more direct route, egging on men to put aside their egos and schedule a prostate exam. “Get your butts to the doctor — literally!” Jackson ordered. “If we all stand up to cancer, we can kick its ass so good.”

Katie Couric cracked a joke about the flavor of the colon cancer screening pre-cleanses. “Strawberry, chocolate — I believe Chelsea Handler even has one vodka-flavored!”

More TV

  • Aimee Garcia Patton Oswalt Ben Schwartz

    TV News Roundup: Marvel TV and Hulu Unveil Casting for 'Marvel's M.O.D.O.K'

    In today’s TV news roundup, Marvel TV and Hulu announced the cast of its upcoming animated series, “Marvel’s MODOK” and Netflix set the premiere date for “Gentefied.” CASTING Marvel TV and Hulu revealed that Patton Oswalt, Aimee Garcia, Ben Schwartz, Melissa Fumero, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Beck Bennet, Jon Daly and Sam Richardson are joining “Marvel’s MODOK.” The animated [...]

  • Writers vs Agents Packaging War WGA

    APA Reaches Deal With Writers Guild of America

    APA has reached a deal with the Writers Guild of America, ending a nine-month standoff over allowing the agency to represent guild members. The full-service agency made the announcement Tuesday, four days after the Gersh agency signed a similar deal with the WGA. It’s the sixth mid-size agency to accede to the WGA’s bans on [...]

  • Game of Thrones

    ‘Game of Thrones’ Sweeps Parrot Analytics’ 2nd Global TV Demand Awards

    MIAMI —  “I must check it out. I’ve been hearing a lot about the show,” host Carson Kressley (“Queer Eye”) joked at Parrot Analytics’ 2nd Global TV Demand Awards as “Game of Thrones” swept two of its biggest plaudits: Most In-Demand TV Series in the World, along with Most In-Demand Drama Series. The awards ceremony  [...]

  • Rachel Brosnahan

    Rachel Brosnahan's Parents Once Called Acting Her 'Hobby'

    The cast of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” nabbed two Screen Actors Guild Awards at Sunday’s ceremony, for outstanding male actor (Tony Shalhoub) and outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series, the latter adding one more statue to star Rachel Brosnahan’s collection.  Brosnahan won a SAG Award last year for outstanding female actor in [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content