Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld Host GOOD+ Foundation's Halloween Bash
The third annual event held at Sony Pictures Studios on Sunday raised more than $300,000 for the organization, which helps low-income parents achieve financial stability.
Jerry Seinfeld talked comedians, cars, coffee and costumes at his wife's GOOD+ Foundation's 3rd Annual Halloween Bash Presented by Delta Air Lines and Otter Pops over the weekend.
The tenth season of his show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee was released July 6 on Netflix, but fans will have to wait a while to see the full lineup of comedians for the next season of his mobile talk show, which in the past has featured Barack Obama, Ellen DeGeneres and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. “I can’t say names, though. I’m not allowed to say names,” he said. “Netflix does not allow me to say any names until we reveal them all at once, and it’ll be in the spring.”
Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld, dressed up as the Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood, hosted the festivities on Sunday. Jessica founded GOOD+, originally named Baby Buggy, in 2001 to help parents achieve financial stability. She has expanded the non-profit’s efforts to help fight father absence by providing low-income fathers with the training and education they need to actively co-parent.
“I wanted to do whatever I could to alleviate stress from mothers and babies and I realized very early on that to do that, to work with babies and to make sure babies have a healthy life and a stress-free life, you have to help the parents,” Jessica told The Hollywood Reporter. “We ended up working with so many single mothers that I felt like the key to helping single mothers was to help support fathers, and so here we are 17 years later with many evolutions, probably because I never went into this with a five-year business plan — I thought this was going to be a weekend-long drive.”
The event resembled a miniature state fair, with fun-house mirrors and a cupcake decorating station, as well as a bungee trampoline that kids could jump on. Jerry emceed a costume contest, which featured categories for “Best Family” and “Best Child” costumes. Recent superhero movies seemed to be a popular source of inspiration, with children dressed in Black Panther and Deadpool garb wandering around the Sony lot.
Guests in attendance (with their children) included Ike Barinholtz, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Nate Berkus. A couple television reunions took place during the afternoon, such as Gellar and her former Buffy the Vampire Slayer castmate Michelle Trachtenberg. Glee alums Matthew Morrison and Heather Morris also chatted during the bash.
Nearly $310,000 was raised by the event.