Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine
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.