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Lily Tomlin and Friends Headlined Comedy Benefit for Voice for the Animals Foundation Honoring Lisa Vanderpump

Emmy and Tony-winning, Academy Award-nominated actress and animal advocate Lily Tomlin joined actress June Diane Raphael, Craig Ferguson, and Whitney Cummings to bring the laughs to Wait Wait…Don’t Kill Me-2!, a night of unforgettable comedy and entertainment benefiting Voice For The Animals Foundation (VFTA) hosted by actor Paul Scheer on Friday, April 27 at Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center Eli and Edythe Broad Stage. The evening of wit and entertainment (inspired by the popular NPR weekly program “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me) hilariously spotlighted animal news, views and other topical animal events. Lisa Jane Vanderpump, philanthropist, entrepreneur and television star, was bestowed the Lily Tomlin Award for her exceptional dedication and actions on behalf of animals. The Lily Tomlin Award honors the achievements of a remarkable individual whose exceptional actions make a real difference in the world of animal welfare. The evening began with a star-studded VIP (Vegan Important People) Reception and red carpet followed by the “Wait Wait…Don’t Kill Me 2” comedy program. The West Los Angeles Animal Services spotlighted four precious dogs that were available for adoption. In addition, another dog named Lily, rehabilitated by Lily Tomlin, was on the carpet and is now well enough to be adopted. Lisa Vanderpump also brought her two pups Giggy and Puffy, along with the Vanderpump Rules team. All proceeds went to support VFTA as they continue their fight for creating respect and empathy for animals through education, rescue, legislation, and advocacy.

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