Happy Holidays indeed!
Brendan Fraser, Jean Smart, Seth Rogen, Fred Armisen and Ken Jeong will be featured in this year’s virtual table reading of It’s a Wonderful Life benefiting the Ed Asner Family Center on December 11th. The cast also includes JK Simmons, Jim Beaver, Brent Spiner, Phil LaMarr, Chelsea Darnell and Ben Mankiewicz.
“As parents of autistic children [my husband] Matt and I saw an urgent need to create a safe and welcoming community for special needs families,” said Navah Asner, co-founder of the Ed Asner Family Center, in a statement Wednesday. “The center provides artistic and professional enrichment and essential mental health services to these individuals and their families, creating a unique space for learning, interacting and thriving. With that in mind, I am pleased to share that we have developed an incredible, interactive and inclusive adult day care program that combines professional training, life skills and the arts of expression to foster confidence, independence and purpose.”
Tom Bergeron will moderate the celebrations, which will also honor Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann.
“I am amazed and deeply grateful that this incredible group of actors have volunteered their time and talent to support the Ed Asner Family Center, a cause close to my father’s heart. He would be so proud. I would like to thank this year’s honorees, Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann, for their generous service and commitment to the autism community. Additionally, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Turner Classic Movies and Whatnot for working with us this year and helping make this very special event a huge success,” said Matt Asner, son of Ed Asner and center co-founder.
Event sponsors include Funko, Tito’s Vodka, Trebek Family Foundation, Robert & Renee Kelly Foundation, UTA, Whatnot, Turner Classic Movies and Jeff and Leslie Frost on behalf of Bristol Circle Entertainment.
Visit edasnerfamilycenter.org/wonderful/ for more information.
https://variety.com/2022/scene/news/brendan-fraser-jean-smart-its-a-wonderful-life-1235427114/ Brendan Fraser, Jean Smart star in It’s a Wonderful Life Table Read