Hollywood – A-List celebrities came together at Bootsy Bellows on Wednesday night for an intimate evening of comedy and entertainment to raise awareness for the charity “Stand Up For Gus,” founded by actor Jason Patric. The star-studded evening featured comedic performances by Sarah Silverman, Craig Ferguson, and Jim Gaffigan, a surprise musical performance by Silversun Pickups, and Chris Masterson providing the music for the after-party.
Matt Damon was seen signing t-shirts throughout the night to be used for a later auction to benefit the charity. Nikki Reed sat still while she listened to Paul Dooley’s heartbreaking story about his battle for parental rights. Sarah Silverman took the stage, with Mel Gibson sitting in her front row audience, and held nothing back as she had David Spade, Chris Noth and the entire audience in stitches. All of the entertainment industry’s “funny people” were in support of each other while Chelsea Handler, who was suffering from the “Santa Ana sniffles,” met Jim Gaffigan by the candy buffet table after his performance to gush about how funny he was. When it was his turn to be on stage, Craig Ferguson didn’t disappoint by keeping Matt Damon and fellow comedians Sarah Silverman, David Spade, and Jim Gaffigan in stitches during his set.
Kiefer Sutherland sat in the lounge chatting with Jason Patric and friends late into the night before heading to the back room for the after party where he stayed until the party ended early in the morning. Jon Hamm arrived for the after party where everyone joined in singing Happy Birthday to Chris Noth. Jon Hamm spent the night close to Chris Noth and Sarah Silverman where they took photos and enjoyed music by Chris Masterson.
120 VIP guests joined together to show their support for Patric’s ongoing fight for parental rights of his biological son, Gus, while bringing light to the many others who share in this same fight around the world. All proceeds will fund legal assistance for broken families and the alienated parents desperately trying to maintain a relationship with their children.