Comics like Adam Carolla, Joel McHale and Aziz Ansari set to find out when the honored latenight star Jimmy Kimmel November 16 at Avalon Hollywood for Variety’s Power of Comedy gala to benefit the Noreen Fraser Foundation.
Emcee Jeffrey Ross got the ball rolling with what he does best, roasting Kimmel with lines like “in your honor we have some of the funniest and most respected comedians that where available on a Saturday night” and referencing “Jimmy Kimmel Live’s!” recent scandal by saying “Jimmy’s been in a lot of hot water lately. But enough about Oprah’s hot tub.”
Ross was followed by McHale and Carolla, who toasted their friend with Johnnie Walker, and sets from comics Kevin Nealon, Dana Gould, Jon Daly, David Spade and Ansari.
Paul Scheer and Adam Pally found a creative way to auction off an Xbox One signed by the performers: heckle the audience with taunts like “if you buy a table at a charity event, you had a lot of money” and “I know for a fact that my managers are here tonight and they make enough to bid on this.”