Ray Romano hosted the International Myeloma Foundation 7th Annual Comedy for a Cure Celebration at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre & Club in Los Angeles benefiting the Peter Boyle Research Fund and supported the Black Swan Research Initiative™, a groundbreaking project to develop the first definitive cure for myeloma.
Attendees enjoyed hilarious sets by comedians Ray Romano, Deon Cole, Jackie Hoffman, Andy Kindler, Larry Miller, Bruce Vilanch and magician Justin Willman.
During the show, Romano brought up Everybody Loves Raymond creator and executive producer Phil Rosenthal, along with fellow cast members Monica Rosenthal and Patricia Heaton. Rosenthal shared fond memories of working with Peter Boyle, and how CBS President & CEO Les Moonves had first suggested Boyle for the role of Ray’s father on the show.
The evening concluded with legendary two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee David Crosby performing three songs including a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “For Free.”
Among those in attendance included Rene Auberjonois (Archer), Peter Gallagher (Covert Affairs), Patricia Heaton (The Middle), Anne Hearst, Howard Hesseman (Actor), Rick & Kathy Hilton, Monica Rosenthal (Everybody Loves Raymond), Wink Martindale (Legendary TV Game Show Host), Alex Meneses (The Goldbergs, Everybody Loves Raymond), Maggie Wheeler (Californication) and more.
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