Television personalities Stephanie Pratt (left), Ben Gleib and Aisha Tyler were among the faces at HeadCount’s first ever fundraiser in Los Angeles, the “Rock. Laugh. Dance” party at the House of Blues on Sunset Strip. It was quite the L.A. welcome.
Also on hand were Wayne Kramer of the MC5, “American Pie” star Jason Biggs, and representatives of Live Nation, Creative Artists Agency, and Red Light Management. Most importantly, it was an occasion for tHeadCount leadership to meet members of the Southern California philanthropic and political communities.
We enjoyed hilarious stand-up comedy from Ben Gleib and Aisha Tyler. In an unexpected twist, comic Ben Morrison was on hand to warm up the crowd with a few minutes of his own standup. Ben, we realized pretty quickly, was the same comic who emceed The Disco Biscuits' 2003 New Year’s Eve show and was pelted with ice by an impatient audience. As he recounted the story, this time he was greeted only by laughs – the loudest being from HeadCount co-chair Marc Brownstein.
The evening ended with a performance by local rocker Samantha Mollen and DJ Racebanner.
We’d like to thank our sponsor Livity Outernational, the House of Blues, Courtney Ross-Tait, Keely Field, Alex De Ocampo, and all the wonderful people who helped us put together this outstanding event.
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