Ben Stiller is going to bowling for dollars Thursday night.
Stiller and wife Christine Taylor are co-hosting the annual Project ALS event at Lucky Strike lanes on the west side of Manhattan.
Here are just some of the people will be cooling their palms over the little fans: Ben’s parents, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, my favorite “Mad” man, John Slattery, as well as’ Richard Kind, Janeane Garofalo, Rob Morrow, Caroline Rhea, Jesse Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Vincent Spano, Bill Hader, John Franco, Gina Gershon, Sarah Silverman, and John Stamos.
Even more celebs are expected. Pat Harrington, who runs Project ALS, says the group has met its goal for the season, but still has tickets for anyone interested.
Let me tell you: Jenifer Estess was an amazing person whom I knew quite well many years ago. She was full of love and life. She invented the Naked Angels theater group with pals Fisher Stevens, Rob Morrow, and Marisa Tomei. She brought in her best college bud, John Kennedy Jr., And then she was diagnosed with ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease. She and her sisters started Project ALS, and she fought back.
Jenifer is gone now, but Project ALS lives on and thrives. It sounds like a pretty fun night, too. For tickets and info, call Pat at 212-480-6940 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.