Tuesday, June 19, 2012

David Lynch Foundation Honors George Shapiro

"Lifetime of Bliss Award" to be Presented to George Shapiro

The David Lynch Foundation is hosting a"Night of Comedy" at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Saturday, June 30th at 6:00pm featuring performances by Russell Brand, Sarah Silverman, Garry Shandling and high-profile surprise guests to honor legendary agent, producer and manager, George Shapiro, and raise funds to support veterans and underserved youth.

The red carpet Comedy evening will feature a cocktail reception, dinner, and award's show, with all proceeds benefitting the David Lynch Foundation. There will also be a high-profile auction going live this week on CharityBuzz.com, available to fans worldwide, with items donated from luminaries in the comedy, music, fashion, film and sports worlds including:

Russell Brand: (2) tickets to the taping of a Brand X on FX and meet Russell Brand on set
Ellen DeGeneres:(2) Ellen DeGeneres Show tickets
Stella McCartney: (2) VIP tickets to Stella's March 4th Show at Fashion Week in Paris
John Varvatos:$2000 Gift certificate with personal styling from a store manager
Jerry Seinfeld: (2) tickets to see Jerry Seinfeld perform plus meet this legendary comic backstage in Las Vegas
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: (2) VIP tickets to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
David Letterman: (4) VIP tickets to the Late Show
David Lynch: He will read your screenplay and then review it with you in person for 45 min. in LA
James McCartney (son of Sir Paul): 1 hour guitar lesson with James in NYC, London or LA
Martin Scorsese: (2) VIP passes for a Set Visit to Boardwalk Empire Set Visit
Clint Eastwood:Personalized signed Dirty Harry Poster from Clint Eastwood
Russell Simmons: You and a guest will attend a yoga class with Russell, go out to lunch and talk about meditation and yoga
Ringo Starr: (2) tickets and meet-and-greets at Ringo's concerts in Nashville, Saratoga, San Diego or Los Angeles
Joe Walsh: (2) pairs of tickets to Eagles concert in Las Vegas
Steve Vai:1 hour guitar lesson with Steve in Los Angeles
Barry Zito (SF Giants Pitcher): 45 Minute Pitching lesson with Barry Zito at USC, 4 VIP box seats and meet and greet (Either Giant @Dodgers or any Giants home game)    
Themed "All about George," event producer Aimee Hyatt and event producer and designer, YourBASH!, will be transforming the classic ballroom into a fun, inventive space encapsulating comedy and Shapiro's favorite things.
About George Shapiro:       
A force for decades in the TV comedy world, Shapiro is an award-winning executive producer of "Seinfeld" and the long-time manager for Jerry Seinfeld (and previously, Andy Kaufman). The annual event recognizes exceptional men and women who bring creativity, health, education, peace and happiness to the world and Shapiro will be the first recipient of the "Lifetime of Bliss Award" from the David Lynch Foundation.

For Comedy Night and ticket information and more on the David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, started seven years ago by iconic filmmaker David Lynch to bring the stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation technique to at-risk populations worldwide, please visit: http://georgeshapiro.davidlynchfoundation.org/



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