Comedian/Filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait Drops into Burien’s Tin Room/Theater


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Bobcat Goldthwait, left, along with Tin Room/Theater Owner Dan House. Photo by Scott Schaefer.

Bobcat Goldthwait, left, along with Tin Room/Theater Owner Dan House. Photo by Scott Schaefer.

Legendary comedian-turned-filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait dropped into Burien’s Tin Room/Theater Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 27), to do a private test screening of his new film “Willow Creek.”

We had a chance to catch up with Bobcat, who is in town to host a fundraiser (along with fellow comic Tony V.) Thursday night (Feb. 28) benefiting the local Hear See Hope Foundation at The Triple Door in Seattle.

Tickets – which are still available –are $100 per person and includes dinner along with beer and wine (and plenty of comedy). To register please go to: http://www.hearseehope.com/upcoming-events/comedyauction-night/

All proceeds from Thursday night’s comedic fundraiser will go to help fund a cure for Usher syndrome – the most common cause of deaf-blindness.

Here are a few of the amazing items that will be up for bid:

Phone Conversation with SpongeBob SquarePants
It will be “The Best Day Ever” when Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, speaks to your child by phone. Arrange for a personal live phone conversation with SpongeBob at a mutually agreeable time. Your child can ask SpongeBob all the important questions about his pineapple under the sea, work at the Krusty Krab, life in Bikini Bottom, and more. Date to be mutually agreed upon. To be used prior to September 30, 2013.

Thank you, Tom Kenny

Mork’s Bike
Robin Williams, is not only famous as an actor and comic, he is well-known for being an avid cyclist with an extensive bicycle collection. Robin has autographed and donated one of his bikes from his personal collection.

Thank you, Robin Williams

Hollywood Movie Premiere for 2 to Bad Words
Bad Words, stars Jason Bateman, in a movie about a forty-something who sets out to exact revenge by finding a loophole that allows him to participate in The National Spelling Bee as an adult. Jason Bateman also makes his directorial debut with this movie.

Who knows who you’ll run into at the Premiere? Maybe you’ll hobnob with celebrities! Tickets for two adults to attend the Premiere of Bad Words. Date and location to be determined. Airfare and hotel not included.

Thank you, Darko Entertainment

Hollywood Movie Premiere for 2 to Hell Baby
Hell Baby, is a comedy scripted by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Night at the Museum, Reno 911!) and stars Rob Corddry and Leslie Bibb as an expectant couple that moves into the most haunted fixer-upper in New Orleans.

Tickets for two adults to attend the Premiere of Hell Baby. Date and location to be determined. Airfare and hotel not included.

Thank you, Darko Entertainment

Hollywood Movie Premiere for 2 to All Is By My Side
All Is By My Side, stars André Benjamen and Imogen Poots, and captivates the energy, charisma, and talent of rock legend Jimi Hendrix. Based on actual interviews and archival records, All Is by My Side reveals Jimi Hendrix before the fame and is a story about a man growing up, falling in love, and becoming Jimi.

Tickets for two adults to attend the Premiere of All Is By My Side. Date and location to be determined. Airfare and hotel not included.

Thank you, Darko Entertainment

Go Cuckoo for Coco
Hooray for Hollywood! Four people will receive VIP tickets to a taping of Conan in Los Angeles. See Conan O’Brien and his special guests from some of the best seats in the studio.

Valid until February 28, 2014. Not valid on Fridays and must email Conan 2-3 weeks prior to date to confirm. Must be at least 16 years old. Airfare and hotel not included.

Thank you, Conan

Boston Break for 2
Vacation in Boston with a one-night stay in a Deluxe Room at The Hotel Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel in Cambridge, a $350 gift card to Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, and two round-trip tickets on United Airlines. Visit one of the U.S.’s best cities known for its history, architecture, colleges and universities, art, breweries, food, and more.

The Hotel Marlowe certificate is valid through 2/15/2014.

Thank you, Mark and Julia Dunning

Jimmy Kimmel Live! Taping for 4
Live large in L.A. with four tickets to watch a taping of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! See Jimmy Kimmel, Guillermo, and the show’s guests up close during the taping of the show along with access to the green room. After the show, have a meet-and-greet with Jimmy Kimmel. Includes accommodations for one-night at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood (2 rooms). Your entire visit will be hosted by Bobcat Goldthwait who directed the show for 4 years and is one of Jimmy Kimmel’s best friends. Date to be mutually agreed upon in advance and should be used prior to February 28, 2014. Airfare not included.

Thank you, Jimmy Kimmel and Bobcat Goldthwait

“As you may or may not know, my wife and I founded the Hear See Hope Foundation to raise awareness of and generate funds to be used towards Usher syndrome research,” said Organizer Todd McKittrick. “We have four boys, two of whom were born with Usher syndrome. Usher Syndrome is the leading cause of deaf-blindness.”

McKittrick added:

We are so excited because our efforts are making a difference. Resulting in part from our previous grant funding, the first-ever gene therapy trial for patients with Usher syndrome type 1 (the type our children have) is underway at the Casey Eye Institute at the Oregon Health Sciences University. If this trial is successful, other gene therapy trials are expected to follow. This clinic trial has the possibility of stopping retinal degeneration in patients and in many cases, will improve vision. We are so thrilled that our efforts of generating over $750,000 over the past 6 years have finally led to clinical trial. We hope that in the next few years we’ll be able to tell our boys that our efforts have paid off and there will be a cure for Conner and Dalton and all others that suffer from this retinal disorder.

The live auction is only a small part of the evening as there will only be about 15 live items – most of the evening you will be entertained by comedians Bobcat Goldthwait and Tony V. If you haven’t seen their stand-up then check them out:

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The Triple Door is a fantastic venue and is part of Wild Ginger, so you know the food will be great.

More information and online registration/donations can be made at www.hearseehope.com.

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  1. Loren says:

    We love the Bobcat!

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