I ganked this bit from Jane Espenson’s blog (which you should totally make part of your rotation — not just because she’s a talented TV writer who’s worked on Buffy, Firefly, and Battlestar Galactica, but because she’ll tell you what she had for lunch every day!), an email she got from her old Buffy compatriot, and current Private Practice executive producer, Marti Noxon:

“Friday, the 14th of December at 8 p.m., there will be a comedy benefit for the Motion Picture and Television Fund, which is available to provide health and social services to all workers in the entertainment industry affected by the strike. The line-up is EDDIE IZZARD, JACK BLACK AND KYLE GASS (Tenacious D), SARAH SILVERMAN, PATTON OSWALT, and LEWIS BLACK.” It’s at Royce Hall at UCLA. Get tickets by visiting, calling 310-825-2101, or contacting Ticketmaster.

If I lived in Los Angeles — or had a whole boat of frequent flier miles — I’d go. But I don’t, so you should. And report back and let us all know how it was.