This year’s event hopes to add to that tally, thanks to sales of tickets — ranging from for a seat in the balcony to 0 for a swanky pre-show cocktail party, silent auction, VIP seating and a Champagne reception — as well as the proceeds from the silent auction, which inevitably include things like sitcom set visits, autographed memorabilia and one-of-a-kind experiences donated by the Hollywood crowd.
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Now in its 10th year, the International Myeloma Foundation’s annual Comedy Celebration first unspooled at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre and Club in 2007, spearheaded by Loraine as a way to honor her late husband’s memory and raise funds to combat the bone marrow cancer that took his life in late 2006.
To date, the event has raised more than million, including some 0,000 from last year’s event alone, an evening of hilarity that included performances by comedian Tig Notaro and musical guest Paul Shaffer.
The 88-year-old star offered drinks and cookies and then spoke candidly about her life and career, absent fathers and families, men, celebrity, and the current state of television.
But I’m 36, and there are girls who are 18 who are faster and hit harder. And when I say football and hockey on wheels, there’s no ball. I think they thought I’d leave them.”But your second marriage to novelist William Goyen lasted. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are now “uncoupling.” Why can’t many celebrities make relationships last? All it takes is one person who loves you unconditionally. He totally loved me and took care of me, and taught me laughter, music. ’ I said, ‘No, they’ll treat you like a dying man and that’s not who you are.’ So, he had a couple of years of really good work. I love talented actors, but they’ve got to be human beings who I care about, otherwise, sorry, I don’t have time for them.”What about Patricia Heaton? You’ve done three episodes so far.“I don’t think so. [LAUGHS]”Your marriage to Michael Cannata, your first, didn’t last. None of the men in my life ever wanted me to be successful. He died of leukemia.”Marriage seems hazardous for celebrities. You’re a part of our family.’ When you get told that you think, ‘I’m really something.’ Well, you’re not. I hate narcissism.”The average person seems to identify with you. Something was wrong with me, otherwise my father would never have left my mother.”That must have hurt a lot.“You get through it. He lived with my grandparents in the same apartment with us. We got more laughs just giving each other dirty looks than anything else. When he was ill, he came to me and asked, ‘Should I tell them? Roberts supports the Peter Boyle Memorial Fund/Myeloma Foundation ]Ray Romano? A really good human being, which is the most important part.She was born the day he was hired for his first on-air radio job, on 7/ 7/74, so he always called her “Lucky,” and her handle is “Lucky 7” when she skates with the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls, a roller-derby team based in Denver. Mary’s Academy and then Fort Lewis College in Durango. It is the most wonderful thing that could have happened to me. I fell in love with this sport and anything that had to do with it. BH: What was it like growing up the daughter of Peter Boyles? And I have about 3 terabytes of music on two hard drives, which is huge. Boyles: I wish I had gotten more into science and studied astronomy more. BH: You think it’s too late to become an astronomer? Her work since college has always been in marketing and media, and she’s now helping friends install a haunted house for the spooky season. Boyles: There were some scary years, like before and after (Denver talk-show host) Alan Berg was murdered.