Camera: Jerry Seinfeld regales the city’s well-heeled at a fundraiser for Toronto East General Hospital
April 12. The begowned and tuxedoed set could barely keep their composure in the presence of Jerry Seinfeld during Laughter Is the Best Medicine, a fundraiser for Toronto East General Hospital. His musings on energy drinks, cellphone etiquette and the perils of attending, well, black-tie parties had guests wiping away tears. Post-event, VIPs retreated upstairs. “I wore my puffy shirt just for you!” cooed TEGH Foundation president Teresa Vasilopoulos, earning a laugh from the man himself. After an hour of glad-handing, Seinfeld made a break for his SUV—a minor faux pas, since he hadn’t said hi to Thomson sibs Taylor and Peter, the latter having recently donated $5 million to the hospital. Not the types to accept a snubbing, they hurried out to the curb and snapped a few keepsakes, and everyone left happy—not least the hospital, which raked in $3 million.