about hilarity for charity
For far too long, Alzheimer’s has been wrongly categorized as “an old person’s disease” and it’s time for a change. With the rapid rate at which the disease is growing, it’s time to get the younger folks, who will be the older folks before too long, involved.

After being actively involved in the Alzheimer's community for the past several years, Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller (along with some amazing friends) created Hilarity for Charity: an awesome, one-of-a-kind, and most importantly, hilarious event to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s among a younger generation.


Seth and Lauren recently established the Hilarity for Charity Fund as part of the National Alzheimer’s Association, through which monies raised will be directed to help families struggling with Alzheimer’s care, increase support groups nationwide, and fund cutting edge research.

 

The first Hilarity for Charity event held in January 2012 treated the audience to an amazing show hosted by Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, David Krumholtz, and Ty Burrell.

Performances by Bruno Mars, Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, Aziz Ansari, Judd Apatow, Pauly D, and more made the event a huge success. Not only was over $300,000 raised, but Alzheimer’s Disease was brought to the forefront of a group who don’t normally think about it. 
And that was just the beginning…Each year, Hilarity for Charity will host an amazing variety show geared towards a younger audience with incredible talent, unique food, and a strong message for an important cause.

Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller at the first Hilarity for Charity event in 2012.

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who's involved
Hilarity for Charity consists of a number of awesome, hard-working people coming together for a great cause and hoping to have a good time along the way.

The Founding Members and Chairpersons are:

Raffi Adlan

When I'm not busy saving the world, I like to blow off steam with a good game of dodgeball or a Saturday night lightsaber duel. My mind is convinced that ice cream is a food group but my physique does not agree. I have fought a bull, worn eyeliner socially and navigated a jet pack - just not all at the same time…yet. I grew up at Knott's Berry Farm and have an E-ticket from Disneyland that's not electronic. I'm from the West Coast and live on the East Coast but sometimes on the West Coast then back to the East…I'm conflicted.

I lost my Nana to Alzheimer's. I've found some friends who are here to help me kick this disease's ass.

Matthew Bass

I was born and raised in the mean streets of Vancouver. I got my chest hair in Montreal. My wonderful glow in Australia. And now I work, live, and play in Los Angeles, where I am a writer and philanthropist. 

I once told a bully, you mess with my friend, you mess with me! Alzheimer's is pushing around my dear friend's mother and the hell if I'm gonna stand by and do nothing! The disease is losing the race for societies attention. Cancer, AIDS, Africa; as noble as those are, they're the cool kids on the block. Utilizing comedy and star-fucking, we're gonna trick the world into making the fight against Alzheimer's a priority!

Tum Cohl

I am the one they call Tum. I married an awesome dude, who helped me create an awesome baby. Originally from Toronto, I now call LA home as I start my family and rock my business.

When I met Lauren's mother, my heart broke. No one should have to experience a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's disease.  I teamed up with my friends to start Hilarity - to bring the funk and the fight to end this horrible disease!  Friends, good.  Disease, bad.  It's win-win for us and soon, it'll be lose-lose for Alzheimer's!

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Seth Rogen

A few years ago, as a joke about my laziness, I received the "Good Intentions" award at a charity event for the work I would one day do. Well, Alzheimer's sucks, so now I'm doing what I can to end it. I want young people to know that Alzheimer's isn't something to worry about just when you get old... And that we can tell a few jokes along the way to finding a cure.

Lauren Miller

I'm Lauren Miller and I'm a writer, actor, dog lover, and more. Unfortunately, Alzheimer's has touched my life many times over the years: My grandfather passed away from it when I was 12, my grandmother when I was 18, and my mom was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's when I was 25. She was only 55.

Throughout the years, I started realizing how many young people, didn't understand Alzheimer's. How it ravages the person who has it, and how it can truly test the family who loves them. So, we're trying to build awareness, which will hopefully lead to money, research, and care. And, I'm hoping that with Hilarity For Charity, we can show people how important it is to end Alzheimer's-- and have a little fun along the way.

2013 Committee Members are:

​Katrina Begin

Vanessa Britting

Tiffany Rose Clary

​Andrew Cohen

Craig Duffy

Jonah Garb

Annie Jacobson

Justin Meltzer

Michael Mohr

Ben Nemtin

Ahna O'Reilly

Stefanie Paletz

Nick Theodorakis

Sari Tuschman

Van Robichaux

Sophia Rossi

Jennifer Zaborowski

who it's all for

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care and support, and the largest private nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research.