Seth Meyers, “Saturday Night Live” stars Chloe Fineman and Michael Che, Mike Birbiglia, Hasan Minhaj and Nick Kroll take the stage at Casa Cipriani Tuesday night for the National Resource Defense Council’s “Night of Comedy” benefit.
“I don’t even know what the current variant is,” Meyers told the crowd, which included Chelsea Clinton, media great David Zaslav, Anjelica Huston and Candice Bergen. “I feel like that’s very positive,” he continued. He also joked about seeing people without masks: “If eyes are the windows to the soul, the nose is the pit in the face.”
Minhaj said from the stage of the charity show, “We’re all here because we love the environment…and tax loopholes.”
“SNL” star Fineman entertained the audience with impressions of celebrities like Drew Barrymore, Frances McDormand, Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep – all of whom had orgasms.
While doing an impression of Winona Ryder, Fineman let out a series of beeps and joked in reference to the arrest of the “Stranger Things” star in 2001: “And then she would steal a handbag.”
Che apologized for his casual look — jeans and a sweatshirt — saying, “The invitation said cocktail clothes, and this is what I like to wear when I get lost.” As an extra excuse, he added: “I am sad, the Queen has passed away.”
Kroll — who stars in Olivia Wilde’s much-discussed new movie, “Don’t Worry Darling” — did a hilarious set on topics from parents to weed.
The evening honored Anna Scott Carter, wife of former Vanity Fair head Graydon, who is an honorary trustee of the nonprofit and founded the fundraising event.
The organization’s mission is to protect the Earth and its natural systems. It has worked on things like helping the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.