Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine

SRF Board Member and celebrity chef Susan Feniger with the late Robin Williams (1951-2014) and SRF Founder, Sharon Monsky (1953-2002) at Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine on July 24, 1998 at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

SRF Board Member Bob Saget with comedians Jay Leno and Bill Bellamy along with special musical guest Ben Folds at the inaugural Las Vegas Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine on June 5, 2014 at the House of Blues.

SRF Chairman Luke Evnin (left) with Train lead guitarist Jimmy Stafford, host Bob Saget, Train lead singer Pat Monahan and keyboardist/guitarist Jerry Becker at the 2014 San Francisco Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine. More than 400 guests helped to raise more than $600,000 for scleroderma research.

Comedian Jeff Garlin helps put a "STOP!" to scleroderma at the San Francisco 2014 Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine.

Maestro Dick Bright kicks off the night with his 11-piece orchestra at the 2014 San Francisco Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine at the legendary Palace Hotel. The event raised more than $600,000 for scleroderma research.

Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine host Bob Saget embraces Bravo Top Chef Master Susan Feniger as she offers to donate an in-home dinner for 10 guests during the live auction at the 2014 event in San Francisco.

Singer Pat Monahan and lead guitarist Jimmy Stafford of the Grammy Award-winning band Train get the guests dancing at the 2014 San Francisco Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine at the legendary Palace Hotel. The event raised more than $600,000 for scleroderma research.

(L to R) SRF Board Member and Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine host Bob Saget talks to the media with Dr. Fredrick Wigley of The Johns Hopkins Scleroderma Center and actor John Stamos at the 2013 New York gala.
(L to R) SRF Board Member and Bravo Top Chef Master Susan Feniger rides to the kitchen on a Vespa scooter donated by Vespa Brooklyn with SRF Board Chairman Luke Evnin, PhD at the 2013 New York Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine.
(L to R) Grammy Award winning singer/songrwiter Michael Bolton, The Late Late Show's Craig Ferguson, SRF Board Member Bob Saget, Last Comic Standing's Bill Bellamy, Jimmy Kimmel of Jimmy Kimmel Live and Comedy Central's Roastmaster General Jeff Ross at Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine, Los Angeles 2013.
Curb Your Enthusiasm's Jeff Garlin donates his time and talents for the 2013 Los Angeles Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire.
(L to R) Actor/comedian Jack Black enjoys the Hot Cuisine with Jeff Ross at the Los Angeles Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine on April 30, 2013
 Comedian Bill Bellamy keeps the audience laughing in the Grand Ballroom of the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills for the 2013 Los Angeles Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine.
(L to R) SRF Board Member Bob Bob Saget with SRF Board Member and Top Chef Master Susan  Feniger and Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Michael Bolton at the 2013 Los Angeles Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine.
(L to R) The Daily Show's John Oliver, Late Night's Seth Herzog, SRF Board Members Bob Saget and Caryn Zucker, Actelion Pharaceuticals US President Shal Jacobovitz, Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers and The Daily Show's Wyatt Cenac at Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine, New York 2012.
Comedian Jim Gaffigan makes a surprise appearance at Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine, New York 2012.
Daily Show correspendent John Oliver takes the stage for scleroderma research at Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine, New York 2012.
Comedy Central's "Roast Master General" Jeff Ross with UC San Francisco Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH and SRF Board Member Bob Saget at Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine, New York 2011.
 Bravo Top Chef Master and SRF Board Member Susan Feniger with Comedy Central's "Roast Master General" Jeff Ross at Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine, New York 2011.
SRF Board Member, comedian and Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine host Bob Saget and Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers keep guests laughing during a live auction at the 2011 New York event on November 7.
 Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers arrives at — Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine, New York, 2011
 Comedian and Comedy Central's "Roast Master General" Jeff Ross on stage — Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine, New York, 2011
 Comedian Colin Quinn on stage — Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine, New York, 2011
Bob Saget; SRF Chairman Luke Evnin, PhD; and Dana Carvey at the San Francisco Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine, 2011
 Adam Duritz of Counting Crows on stage — Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine, San Francisco, 2011
Comedians Jeffrey Ross and Jerry Seinfeld with Ashley Olsen, Bob Saget, Mary Kate Olsen and comedian Brian Regan at — Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine, New York, 2010
Bob Saget, Bill Bellamy and Susan Feniger at Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine, San Francisco, 2011
 Dana Carvey on stage — Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine, San Francisco, 2011
 SRF Board Member Deann Wright with celebrity chef Elizabeth Falkner at Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine, San Francisco, 2011
 Adam Duritz of Counting Crows on stage with maestro Dick Bright — Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine, San Francisco, 2011
Bill Bellamy and Bob Saget emcee the live auction — Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine, San Francisco, 2011
Rob Etherington, Senior Vice President, Actelion Pharmaceuticals (Presenting Sponsor of Cool Comedy - Hot Cusine) with Luke Evnin, PhD, Chairman, Scleroderma Research Foundation at the 2011 San Francisco event
SRF Board Members Kristen Baker Bellamy (left) and Susan Feniger with actor/comedian Bill Bellamy — Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine, 2011
John Mayer on stage — Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine LA, 2008
Sarah Silverman on stage — Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine LA, 2008
Robin Williams, Bob Saget, Susan Essman, Gilbert Gottfried, Jimmy Falon; Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine
Dana Carvey, Marina Duque and Bob Saget — Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine (San Francisco 2009)
Bob Saget on stage — Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine, 2007
Group shot of Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine performers in New York City, 2009
Pictured left to right: Caryn Zucker, Seth Meyers, Colin Quinn, John Stamos, Ashley Olsen, Bob Saget, Mary-Kate Olsen, Jeff Ross, Jeff Zucker


Cool Comedy – Hot Cuisine is the Scleroderma Research Foundation’s signature fundraiser. It’s a night of gourmet cuisine and world-class comedy hosted by SRF Board Member and actor/comedian Bob Saget, featuring the foods of celebrity chefs and appearances from some of the biggest names in comedy - including Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, Brian Regan, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart and Robin Williams. The event often features a special musical guest (previous guests have included Counting Crows, Sheryl Crow, Goo Goo Dolls, Dave Koz, John Mayer, Train and others). The evening typically includes a small number of exclusive live auction packages. Attendees include luminaries from the worlds of television, film, music and business—and many others who have been directly or indirectly affected by scleroderma.

Since its inception in 1988, the event has raised millions of dollars for scleroderma research and brought a great deal of media attention to the disease. It has introduced scleroderma and the Scleroderma Research Foundation to thousands of people around the country.

Cool Comedy – Hot Cuisine events are currently hosted in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. The most recent event was held June 5, 2014 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. It featured host Bob Saget with auction co-host Bill Bellamy, the cuisine of Top Chef Masters Susan Feniger, Mary Sue Milliken and Rick Moonen as well as comedian Jay Leno and special musical guest Ben Folds. The inaugural Las Vegas event raised nearly $300,000 for scleroderma research.