September 21st, 2022 at the Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles


September 21st, 2022 at the Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles

A look back at last year’s event, an evening honoring Bob Saget

A Moving Celebration of Bob Saget’s Legacy

On Sept. 21, 2022, Event Co-chairs John Mayer, Kelly Rizzo, Jeff Ross, joined SRF Board Member, Susan Feniger to present Cool Comedy • Hot Cuisine at the Beverly Wilshire in L.A. as a moving tribute to Bob Saget, raising more than $1.3M for the Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF).

The signature fundraising event celebrated Saget’s work as a relentless champion for those affected by scleroderma, with some of the world’s most talented performers generously donating their time to help raise funds for the SRF’s scleroderma research and education programs.

Co-host Jimmy Kimmel kicked off the event, with John Mayer and Jeff Ross hosting the rest of the evening’s festivities while attendees enjoyed a gourmet dinner curated by celebrity chef Susan Feniger. Ross and Mayer introduced comedy performances by some long time friends of Bob’s; Howie Mandel, Kevin Nealon, and Joel McHale, who led the live auction.

Then Dave Chappelle took the stage for a surprise performance, which included a touching moment where he shared a final video message he received from Saget. Chappelle also invited Bill Burr (who was attending as a guest) to join him on stage for an impromptu riff that had the audience roaring. John Stamos and Mike Binder presented a moving tribute video honoring Bob’s legacy, followed by SRF Board Member Regina Hall who introduced an intimate musical performance by John Mayer.

It was an incredible and memorable night where we honored Bob’s 30 year legacy leading Cool Comedy • Hot Cuisine by sharing love, laughter and incredible food… all to help find a cure for scleroderma.

With Deep Gratitude to All Involved

Hosted by: Jeff Ross, John Mayer, Jimmy Kimmel

Event Co-Chairs:  John MayerKelly RizzoJeff Ross, and SRF Board Member, Susan Feniger

Featuring: Regina Hall (SRF Board Member), Howie Mandel, Joel McHale, Kevin Nealon, John Stamos, Mike Binder, and a surprise appearance from Dave Chappelle with Bill Burr

A Tribute to Bob Saget: Laughter and Scleroderma
Premiered at Cool Comedy • Hot Cuisine on September 21, 2022

Thank you to our generous sponsors in 2022.

Presenting Sponsor
The Wright Evnin Family Foundation

Challenge Match
Andy and Violetta Merin
Max, Samantha, Montana and Mark Scher

Dan and Jayna Schimberg


Richard and Nancy Robbins


Kevin and Claudia Bright
Coretz Family Foundation
The Grey Family
Kao Family Foundation
The Montgomery Family
Mindy and Paul Pressler
Marjorie A. Swig
Sandy and Barbara Wernick


Kristy Braga
Johnny Buss
Vin and Erica Di Bona
Sharon Dobie, MD
Dr. Eric Kau and Eliz Lee
Kelly Lynch and Annie Goto
Heath and Jane Freeman Family Foundation
Anita Rosenstein
Bob and Jeannie Rosenthal
Diane and Michael Schumacher
Bob and Laurie Smith
Rich Eisen and Suzy Shuster


Alan Baral and Sharre Jacoby
Tom Bergeron
Sari and Alan Brown
Sara and Buddy Campbell
Doris Davis
Claire DiNapoli
Kathy Taslitz Grode and Matt Grode
Parea Gyros
Jeff and Martha Seaman
Margie Simkin
Alexis Sowuleski and Andrew Royston
Leo and Cheryl Staurulakis

Luann Boylan
Kelly-Ann Callahan
Nick Cummings
Robert Donnelly
Jeff Franklin
Clara Fuge
Nahnatchka Khan
Liz Lachman
Marcia Lansdown
Beth and Anthony Lasita
Vie Nguyen
Wallace Tallman