Silverman on the Red Carpet at the 2014 Emmy Awards

Sarah Silverman thanks her “Jews” at CAA after winning Emmy –

Comedian Sarah Silverman won an Emmy last week and found time to include a well placed Jewish joke in her acceptance speech. After winning for Best Writing on a Variety Show for her HBO special, Silverman thanked her agents, saying, “Thank you to my Jews at CAA.” The HBO comedy special, “Sarah Silverman: We are Miracles”, was filmed in Los Angeles in May.

Other Jewish winners at the Emmys included Julianna Margulies, who won for her role as Alica Florrick on “The Good Wife” and writer Larry Kramer, who penned the play on which HBO’s “The Normal Heart” was based on. The HBO production won an Emmy for Outstanding TV Movie and Margulies was awarded the Emmy for Outstanding lead actress.

 

Seth Rogen Stands up for Alzheimer’s 

Entertaining audiences to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s is a tough task. Just ask funnyman Seth Rogen, whose event at Montreal’s Just for Laughs festival aired Sunday on the Comedy Network. Rogen and his Hilarity for Charity organization have been raising Alzheimer’s awareness for two years. But how do they convey the gravity of the disease while also entertaining audiences? Seth’s wife Lauren Miller Rogen says it’s a tight balancing act.

“It’s a really delicate balance between the brutal reality of Alzheimer’s and what you have to do to keep people excited and involved.” Said Rogen.

Hilarity for Charity has taken a unique approach to fighting Alzheimer’s. Since 2013, they have entertained and educated a new generation of Alzheimer’s advocates while raising nearly $1 Million to fight the disease. Performers connected with HFC have included Paul Rudd, Bruno Mars, The Backstreet Boys and Samuel L Jackson.  Find out more about Hilarity for Charity at: www.hilarityforcharity.org/

 

Compiled by David Cohen

Managing Editor AJT