“A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson’s…” An Evening of Comedy & Music to Benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

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An Evening of Comedy & Music to Benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

A benefit evening of comedy and music to raise funds for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The evening featured an acoustic set from Chris Martin of Coldplay. Michael J. Fox joined Chris on-stage to play guitar on Earth Angel, Yellow & Johnny B. Goode.

The crowd was also entertained by host Denis Leary and his band featuring comedy by Jim Gaffigan and Amy Schumer. Tina Fey (dressed as Marty McFly) and Seth Meyers took the stage to continue the laughs. Ryan Reynolds introduced the Foundation’s 2013 video for the crowd and Brian McCormak and Richard Kind lead the night’s poker auction. Over 1,000 guests including Michael’s friends from the worlds of television and film gathered to raise 5.5 million for Parkinson’s research.

Tracy Pollan & Michael J. Fox, Cheryl & David Einhorn,Rachel & Amar Kuchinad, Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds, Julianna Margulies & Keith Lieberthal, and Carolyn & Curtis Schenker

Denis Leary

Comedic Guests:
Jim Gaffigan and Amy Schumer

Special Guests:
Tina Fey & Seth Meyers

Musical Guest:
Chris Martin of Coldplay

Mario Batali, Willie Geist, Joan Jett, Jane Pauley, George Stephanopoulos, Ali Wentworth, George Stroumboulopoulos, Gretchen Mol, John Slattery, Talia Balsam, Craig Bierko, Richard Kind, Betsy Brandt, Juliette Goglia, Conor Romero, Katie Fineran and more.

The Waldorf Astoria New York, New York City

Saturday, November 9, 2013

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today. The Foundation has funded over $375 million in research to date. To learn more, visit www.michaeljfox.org

Media Contact:
Jami Kandel
BWR Public Relations

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