Cool Comedy • Hot Cuisine

Our signature event, Cool Comedy • Hot Cuisine

Bob Saget

History of Cool Comedy • Hot Cuisine

Cool Comedy • Hot Cuisine (CCHC) is the Scleroderma Research Foundation’s (SRF’s) signature fundraising event, featuring some of the world’s greatest comedians and performing artists. They all donate their time and talents to support SRF’s innovative research programs and help raise awareness about this rare autoimmune disease.

Scleroderma Research Foundation founder Sharon Monsky and current SRF Board member Susan Feniger hosted the first-ever CCHC in 1987, with Robin Williams as one of the inaugural performers. Five years later, actor/comedian Bob Saget took the stage at the 1992 event, the beginning of his life-long commitment to ending scleroderma. For more than 25 years he co-hosted this annual event alongside Susan Feniger, and in 2003 he became a Scleroderma Research Foundation Board member and official chair of the event.

CCHC has been traditionally held in New York, Los Angeles San Francisco, or Las Vegas. Guests are treated to exceptional cuisine prepared by Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken, both Bravo TV Top Chef Masters.

Cool Comedy • Hot Cuisine attendees have included generous partners and supporters from the entertainment world and corporate industries, as well as patients, physicians, and many others who have been directly or indirectly affected by scleroderma.

Over the years, this high-profile evening has generated more than $25 million to support the work of the Scleroderma Research Foundation and our commitment to finding improved treatments and – one day – a cure for scleroderma.

Past Cool Comedy • Hot Cuisine Performers

Over the years, the Scleroderma Research Foundation has been fortunate to have had some of the world’s finest performing artists generously donate their time and talents at Cool Comedy • Hot Cuisine, including:

Jason Alexander
Tim Allen
Tom Arnold
Dave Attell
Joy Behar
Bill Bellamy
Richard Belzer
Jack Black
Lewis Black
Jackson Browne
Bill Burr
John Candy
Dana Carvey
Wyatt Cenac
Dave Chapelle
Michael Che
Ronnie Chieng
Kelly Clarkson
Andy Cohen
Sheryl Crow
Counting Crows
Katie Couric
Rodney Dangerfield
Ellen DeGeneres
Dana Delany
Jimmy Fallon
Tina Fey
Craig Ferguson
Ben Folds
Jim Gaffigan
Zach Galifianakis
Jeff Garlin
Nikki Glaser
Whoopi Goldberg
Goo Goo Dolls
Gilbert Gottfried
Josh Groban
Bill Hader

Arsenio Hall
Ken Jeong
Jimmy Kimmel
Jay Leno
George Lopez
Jon Lovitz
Joel McHale
Howie Mandel
Marc Maron
John Mayer
Seth Meyers
Dennis Miller
Tracy Morgan
Kevin Nealon
B.J. Novak
Neon Trees
Conan O’Brien
Rosie O’Donnell
John Oliver
Ms. Pat
John Pinette
Amy Poehler
Colin Quinn
Brian Regan
Don Rickles
Ray Romano
Jeff Ross
Bob Saget
Jerry Seinfeld
Garry Shandling
Sherri Shepperd
Sarah Silverman
John Stamos
Jon Stewart
Lily Tomlin
George Wallace
Robin Williams

Robin Williams