American Jewish World Service’s 25th Anniversary Gala Video Roast By Judd Apatow.

Having sat through many a boring promotional video, I can imagine the Apatow’s major complain against “save the world” fundraising is that it is so humorless. Everyone takes themselves so seriously. So Apatow takes the usual “celeb in front of a white backdrop” look that you see in other serious promotional videos for groups saving the world, and spins it on its head. Best line? I think my favorite line is where Ben Stiller suggests they change the name to Jewish American World Service, or J.A.W.S. for short.

PS, Judd, our gala fundraiser is scheduled for February 24th in LA.

From the AJWS website:

Some Famous People Made This Hilarious Video On Our Behalf
It rocks. So by all means, laugh your tuches off. Enjoy some of the most celebrated names in entertainment (including Ben Stiller, Sarah Silverman, Kiefer Sutherland, Susan Sarandon and, yes, Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog) roasting AJWS as we mark our 25th anniversary. We’re here to amuse.

But along the way we also alleviate poverty, hunger and disease in the developing world (sounds crazy, but it’s what we do.) And to make that happen, we rely on assistance from people like you. So when this achingly funny video ends please consider donating, taking action or signing up for one of our e-mail newsletters. Just click one of the bright, shiny buttons to right of the player. It takes about 13 seconds.

As Patrick Stewart says, “Individuals can change the world. “ And as a Starfleet captain, he should know (even though he’s not Jewish.)

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Rabbi Yonah