Fans Pay $40K To Learn Pottery, Smoking With Seth Rogen

For just $40,000 each, two people get a pottery class and a smoking session—if they want—with Seth Rogen.

The classes were by far the most popular items from Rogen and his wife Lauren Miller in Rogen’s silent auction at their annual Hilarity for Charity event in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

For $26,000, a guest and five of their friends scored a private cooking class with Momofuku chef David Chang, and another paid $24,000 for a private skateboarding lesson for four with Tony Hawk.

John Mayer, the 10th anniversary headliner of the Alzheimer’s Disease Nonprofit in Rolling Greens in downtown LA, came out and surprised the audience by offering an autographed guitar and virtual private concert, which also included $ 26,000.

After the auction, Mayer, 44, performed hits such as “Gravity”, “Waiting on the World to Change” and “New Light” and dedicated his stoner anthem “Who Says” to the “Knocked Up” actor.

Other acts included stand-up sets of “Nailed It!” host Nicole Byer and “Loot” star Ron Funches, as well as a tap dance set from Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies and magician Justin Willman.

John Mayer at Hilarity for Charity
John Mayer performed at the event and auctioned one of his guitars for $26,000.
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Outside the venue, guests were treated to Prince Street Pizza, Shake Shack, Creamy Boys, and more, where a Ferris wheel and other carnival games were held while Samantha Ronson spun tunes. Natasha Leggero and Jillian Bell acted as carnies for the classic water shooter game.

Seth and Lauren, both 40, started HFC – which raises money for Alzheimer’s awareness and research – after the mother of the actress “For a Good Time, Call…” was diagnosed with the disease when she was 55 years old.

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Jillian Bell sprang into action, playing carny at the water shooter at the event.
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“We’ve been doing this for ten years,” Seth joked to the crowd on Saturday, “I’m still a famous person, that’s nice! This whole thing could have come crashing down, but no.”

Lauren later added, while thanking the audience, that her mother, who died of the disease in 2020, would have been proud.

Meanwhile, the “Freaks and Geeks” actor has started selling his ceramic designs since he started learning pottery making in 2019.

“There’s something so therapeutic about it,” he told GQ at the time. “It’s like yoga when you have something at the end. If you were doing yoga and an object was produced at the end.

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