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By Rachel Ganz
Special to the Observer 

"Puttin' On The Ritz" International Myeloma Foundation 13th Annual Comedy Celebration

Hosted by Ray Romano, Celeb guests included Adam Carolla, Demetri Martin, Patton Oswalt, Kevin Nealon, Caroline Rhea and Amanda Seales

 

November 1, 2019

Lisa Linke, Actress & Comedian

On Thursday October 17, 2019 The International Myeloma Foundation presented its 13th Annual Comedy Celebration hosted by Ray Romano at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills.

This event is the biggest fundraiser benefiting the Peter Boyle Research Fund established in 2007 after the passing of the venerated actor in 2007. Since that time extraordinary advances in treatment and diagnosis of myeloma patient have exceeded all expectations. The Black Swan Research prodject has

There were quite a few very talented and amusing comedians that performed, including Host Ray Romano (The Irishman, Everybody loves Raymond) Adam Carolla (The Adam Carolla Show) Demetri Martin (The Overthinker, We Bare Bears), Patton Oswalt (Veronica Mars) Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan, Hiking with Kevin) Caroline Rhea (Sidney to the Max, Funny You Should Ask) and Amanda Seales (Insecure)

Comedian Jen Curran

The 'Red Carpet "was filled with many popular celebrities among which were Alex Meneses (Jane the Virgin, Unorganized Crime) Lesley Nicol (Box Office Hit DOWNTOWN ABBEY),Dr Brian Durie (IMF Chairman of the Board),Susie Novis Durie ( IMF Founder & President) Jen Curran( Comedian),Fred Willard (Modern Family),Lisa Linke ( Bless This Mess), Andy Ostroff ( Comedian),Jaicy Elliot (Grey's Anatomy) Howard Hesseman (Head of the Class, WKRP in Cincinnati) Rebecca Zamolo (Actress/Influencer) Nikki DeLoach ( Two Turtle Doves) and many more.

From October 15-29, 2019 viewers and guests are encouraged to visit CharityBuzz.com/IMF to bid on legendary signed sports memorabilia from the LA Rams and the LA Kings, Vip Tickets to a taping of Saturday Night Live and more!

It was a wonderful evening with a sumptuous buffet dinner, fine wines clever comedians and most importantly everyone left with a greater awareness and appreciation for the International Myeloma Foundation and its honorable founders and staff

 

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