On Friday, comedy fans packed the room at the Bell House in Brooklyn for Tom Scharpling and Ted Leo's "Very Special Hurricane Benefit Show". The lineup included an eclectic mix of comics, musicians and celebrities, including Chris Elliott and Adam Resnick, Brooke Shields, John Hodgman, Andrew WK, H. Jon Benjamin, Julie Klausner, Titus Andronicus, Kristen Schaal and Chris Gethard. Elliott's comedically-inclined offspring, Abby and Bridey, also attended.
When all was said and done the event raised $30,000. According to producer Marianne Ways, $10,000 of that was raised in auctions led by Hodgman and Schaal. The proceeds will be donated to Occupy Sandy and Staten Island's Siller Foundation Relief Fund.
Photographer Mindy Tucker was on hand to document the event. Check out her gallery below: