Readers of this blog will know that the Annoyance Theatre held a benefit last night for Tony HighHorse–a 29-year-old Iraq war veteran (and cousin of Annoyance actor George McAuliffe) who was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer–to make it possible for him to visit family and “military brothers” before it’s too late. You’ll also remember that the big money-getter for the event was to be a walk-on role in HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, donated by Jeff Garlin.
Well, it turns out the walk-on was a really big money-getter. Someone who refused to be identified more specifically than as “Anthony from Chicago” won it with a bid of $13,600. And that doesn’t include air fare or accommodations.
According to Annoyance’s Jennifer Estlin, the total for the evening was $18,000, with about 35 gifts raffled off. That should cover HighHorse’s expenses for his planned trips to California, Arizona, Texas, Missouri, and New Jersey.