Friday, July 6, 2012

Lifetime of Bliss David Lynch Foundation Keeps Giving Laughs

Want to meet the Late Night heavyweights? Hang with Russell Brand? Meet Jerry Seinfeld?
You can - and many more VIP packages are available for a bid on Charity Buzz and in support of the David Lynch Foundation.

On June 30, A Night of Comedy became a legendary event as The David Lynch Foundation presented a Lifetime of Bliss Award to renown comedy manager and producer, George Shapiro – and now a live high-profile auction that features items donated from luminaries in the comedy, music, fashion, film, sports, and again comedy, worlds that support the David Lynch Foundation is happening on

Comic Bible was on the red carpet when over 500 industry insiders and icons of comedy came out to celebrate “A Night of Comedy” honoring George Shapiro at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. Hosts Tamara Henry and Sabrina Hunter-Morales talked to Kevin Nealon, Jay Leno, Kat Kramer, Ashley Kirshner, Stephen Collins, David Faustino, Thomas Jane, John Roberts, Serinda Swan, Vincent Spano, Roland Kickenger, Connie Stevens and Joely Fisher, Max Worthington (L.A. Comedy Awards) and caught up with Chris D’Elia, Jeff Ross, as well as many more, and of course the men of the hour, David Lynch and George Shapiro.

Inside, host Russell Brand elevated the crowd and introduced performances by Sarah Silverman and Garry Shandling, and surprise guests Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno hit the stage in recognition of their long-time manager and friend respectively and honoree. Shapiro was also saluted with a heart-felt video featuring well-wishes from some of his biggest comedian fans such as: Bob Saget, Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfield, Kevin Nealon, etc. Shapiro was presented with the ‘Lifetime of Bliss Award’ from the David Lynch Foundation to commend his all-around lifetime of bliss and contributions to film, comedy and friends.

Other celebrity attendees included Michael Cera, a stunning Daphne Guinness, Thomas Jane, Whitney Cummings, B.J. Novak, Carl Reiner, Beth Behrs, and more. Guests enjoyed playful food stations such as Create-Your-Own Sliders, Custom Coffee, fresh-made Doughnut & Churros, and Sushi n’ Sashimi alongside George's favorite - Don Julio. The classic ballroom was transformed by event designer, YourBASH!, into a comic playground with caricature-filled wall art of George’s fans and foundation supporters as well as centerpieces themed “George’s Favorite Things.” The centerpieces included “Ice Cream” cake pops, mini sluggers, L.A. Dodgers mini-helmets, a bottle of Don Julio tequila, margarita glasses filled with salt-water taffy, a Porsche beer glass and red converse tennis shoes. In closing, George exclaimed “I hope the tradition of jeans and sneakers will prevail!”….the all-inclusive theme of the evening he so graciously exemplifies in his work.

Everyone received a “Let the Bliss Begin” reusable bag filled with David Lynch Signature Organic Coffee, a “Transcendence” book, documentary CD from Mr. Lynch and more. Good Work(s) Makes a Difference® also donated 1,000 limited-edition, exclusive bracelets for the evening called the “David Lynch Bliss Eco-Wrap” in navy and silver that read “”Let the Bliss Begin, Change Begins Within.”

All proceeds benefitted the David Lynch Foundation, established in 2005 to provide funds for over 250,000 at-risk adults and children to learn the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique, including veterans with PTSD, abused women and children, American Indians and more.

The event continues and you can support the David Lynch Foundation…Now live on until July 12th for fans worldwide, a high-profile auction features items donated in support the David Lynch Foundation 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)

To bid go to right now.

For more information about the David Lynch Foundation

Look for complete coverage of the event in the next print edition of THE COMIC BIBLE MAGAZINE and on Comic Bible TV coming soon.

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