Andy Dick Can't Find a Ride to His Own Fundraiser

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A slew of Andy Dick's famous friends turned up at the Hollywood Improv on March 19 for a fundraiser to help a new documentary about the troubled comic make it to film festivals. But there was one very conspicuous absentee: Dick.

True to form, the 51-year-old Zoolander 2 star kept the crowd waiting more than an hour, unable to find a ride from Woodland Hills to the event on Melrose Avenue. Eventually, somebody from the club arranged for a car to pick him up, but Dick ended up missing most of the festivities, including Moby's story about how Dick once defecated on his vegan cake.

What else he missed: Host Kira Soltanovich welcomed guests like Dana Gould, Dr. Drew and Mike Catherwood to the stage to share their own stories in person as a sort of shock-tribute. When Dick finally did show up, it was just in time to catch Gould's onstage testimony that included a faux eulogy. He then compared Dick to a cat: "He's got nine lives, always lands on his feet, and thinks you like it when he shoves his asshole in your face."

Dick also arrived in time for tributes from Jay Karas and Laura Kightlinger and was the final person to take the stage along with the director of the documentary, Cathy Carlson. "This is weird for me. It feels like I am dead," Dick mused. "I should be. I'll try not to bring it down." But he couldn't help himself. Dick then invited a Magic Castle magician named Andrew Goldenhersh onstage after spotting him in the crowd. He then interviewed him about his friend Daryl Easton, who committed suicide there on Feb. 24. "You know people thought he was the happiest dude in the world," Goldenhersh said, to which Dick quipped, "Welcome to my life."

The Carlson doc Everybody Has an Andy Dick Story features a collection of first-person tales from talent including Ben Stiller, Kathy Griffin, Margaret Cho and Pauly Shore sharing their often tumultuous run-ins with the long-troubled comedian. It doesn't yet have a release date.

A version of this story first appeared in the March 29 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.