Roaring laughter could be heard through the streets of Playa Vista on Thursday, Jan. 23, and it was all for a good-humored cause. Hosted by the Playa Vista Elementary School, standup comedians performed their best knee-slappers at Gulp to help raise money for the always cheerful school. The evening of giggles was emceed by Heather Pasternak, who’s performed on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and tours with “Curb Your Enthusiasm” actor Jeff Garlin. Other performers included the highly charismatic Lachlan Patterson of “Last Comic Standing,” funny gal Jenny Brandt of the Perfectly Disheveled blog, Leslie Liao, who joked about growing up with strict Asian parents, and local comedy guru and mom, Jessica Entner. Guests enjoyed yummy food and cocktails as the jokers took turns making them chuckle. The event raised over $1,500 for the kiddos.
— Shanee Edwards