Sarah Silverman, Sia Headline 'Evening With Women' In L.A.

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'NCIS' actress Pauley Perrette emceed a night dedicated to supporting underserved members of the LGBT community.

An Evening With Women brought the night to life at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday.

The event, which annually benefits the Los Angeles LGBT Center, raised $200,000 through ticket sales and auctions. NCIS actress Pauley Perrette emceed a night dedicated to supporting underserved members of the LGBT community.

A star-studded red carpet included appearances by Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd, Queer As Folk’s Peter Paige and actress/model, Ruby Rose.

While the lights were dim, the energy was anything but, as attendees buzzed with anticipation for the upcoming show.

Comedian Sarah Silverman kicked off the performances with her signature brand of taboo humor. Her jokes about everything from laser hair removal to abortion had everyone cringe-laughing from a sea of white-clothed, round tables.

Ever-shy Sia followed, with a short, three-song set done from beneath an oversized blonde wig and black hat that covered her face. Accompanied by one backup dancer who also wore a blonde wig, the Australian musician provided the crowd with entrancing renditions of "Elastic Heart," "Big Girls Cry" and "Chandelier."

Music legend Linda Perry took the stage in a surprise appearance to introduce the night's headliners, No Doubt. She also thanked event producer Brent Bolthouse who took charge of the event this year in Perry’s place as she has an 11-week-old baby at home with her partner, actress Sara Gilbert.

No Doubt took the stage with each member dressed in typical No Doubt fashion. After opening with Underneath It All, lead singer Gwen Stefani said, “Right before I came on stage I said, ‘You know what? I’m just gonna try and channel some love tonight,’ and then all this love just started pouring all over me! Thank you!”

A return to the 90’s and early 2000’s, the band played an acoustic set filled with hits and fan favorites, like "Simple Kind of Life," "Don’t Speak" and "Excuse Me Mr."

The band concluded their half-hour long set with "Just A Girl," a perfect ending to a night dedicated to women and the LGBT community.