Table Read of Holiday Classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” with Brendan Fraser and Brent Spiner!

Join Brendan Fraser, Seth Rogen, Fred Armisen, JK Simmons, Jean Smart, Ken Jeong, Jim Beaver, Brent Spiner, Phil Lamarr, Ben Mankiewicz, and more for a heartwarming, live online table read of the holiday classic, “It’s A Wonderful Life” on Sunday, December 11th at 5pm PST! For the donation price of one ticket, your entire household can sit back, relax and enjoy these spectacular performances together.

The Ed Asner Family Center is honored to announce the participation of Primetime Emmy Award® Winner Christina Applegate for this year’s Virtual Gala. The recent Hollywood Walk of Fame recipient joins lead Brendan Fraser (George Bailey) in the role of his wife, Mary Bailey. Primetime Emmy Award® Winner James Cromwell has also been cast as Pa Bailey and autistic actress Sue Ann Pien (Amazon’s “As We See It”) will play Violet for this year’s virtual table read.

Today, purchase your tickets for a magical night of fun for the whole family! The event will also include a musical performance from Jennifer Hudson, a silent auction, and live Q&A via social commerce platform Whatnot. To purchase tickets, visit: Tickets are now available starting at $29.99.

Applegate, Cromwell and Pien join a star studded cast including Brendan Fraser, Seth Rogen, Fred Armisen, JK Simmons, Jean Smart, Ken Jeong, Jim Beaver, Brent Spiner, Phil Lamarr, Chelsea Darnell, Ben Mankiewicz, and host Tom Bergeron alongside honorees Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann. Additionally, social director of TEAFC, Chelsea Darnell will play a narrator alongside autistic actors Dwayne Cox, Max Gadson, Spencer Harte, Lucas Salusky and Hannah Schindler. Victor Nelli (TV’s “Superstore,” “Brooklyn Nine Nine”) returns for a third year as director. 

In Partnership with Turner Classic Movies and Whatnot, experience the classic tale “It’s a Wonderful Life” in the comfort of your home this holiday season for the one-night-only event on December 11, 2022, 5:00 PM PT/8:00 PM ET.

About The Ed Asner Family Center

The Ed Asner Family Center provides a safe and transformative environment for families with special needs children. Here, they interact, learn and thrive as they acquire skills together, as a family, that enable them to navigate day-to-day life. 

Matthew and Navah Asner, parents of three autistic sons, founded the Center. It provides access to critical mental health services and experienced staff who are trained to address the challenges faced by the special needs child. It supports and educates family members and caregivers with a wide variety of specialized programs, designed specifically for special needs families. These programs help family members adjust to and manage life with a loved one who is different. No one is alone, and no one is turned away for an inability to pay for services.

We are also hosting a 24 hour giveaway in celebration of this amazing event! Simply comment the 37th word on this blog to enter! Many will enter only 1 will win. The giveaway ends at 5pm PST 12/6/2022! see the details here. Good Luck!