Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Amy Schumer Gave Me a Lap Dance to Fight MS: Please Help Drug Channels Continue the Fight

Strange but true: I won Universal's TrainWreck Premiere Experience contest benefitting the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. Really.

I got to walk the red carpet with my wife Paula at the New York movie premiere. Amy Schumer, the film's writer and star, also foolishly promised a “disappointing lap dance” to the contest winner.

Well, Ms. Schumer delivered on the dance, as you can see in the photos below. It was as great as you might imagine and not at all disappointing.

To celebrate this experience, I'm raising more money for MS. To make a tax-deductible contribution, please visit THE AMY SCHUMER DISAPPOINTING LAP DANCE $5,000 MATCHING CHALLENGE FOR MS. I will match the first $5,000 with my own personal donation. Thank you for helping me support this worthwhile cause. (Bonus: There's a short video of Amy and me on the donation site!)

Read on for more photos from my surreal visit to a Hollywood movie premiere.


For those who don't know, TrainWreck is a Judd Apatow-directed movie starring Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, LeBron James, Vanessa Bayer, and Colin Quinn. It’s hilarious, raunchy, and ultimately very sweet. Thumbs up from Drug Channels!

The MS cause is personal for Amy Schumer. Her father has multiple sclerosis and currently resides in an assisted living facility. In TrainWreck, the fictional Amy’s father also has MS. Amy and her team were happy to learn that Drug Channels’ readers are the people who develop, market, distribute, dispense, and pay for MS therapies.

Here are some photo highlights from the movie premiere. Click a photo to enlarge it.

Paula and I pose for the paparazzi on the red carpet.

We hang out with Amy.

Entertainment Weekly interviews me about the 340B Drug Pricing program.

OK, not really. Surprisingly, I didn't get a single question about pharmaceutical
economics or the drug distribution system. Perez Hilton, are you listening?

Before the movie started, Bill Hader brought me popcorn with truffle salt. Thanks, Bill!

My disappointing lap dance...

Hey, who took my glasses?

Actually, it was super fun!

As my daughter told me: "I guess this is the one time getting a lap dance in front of Mommy is acceptable." :)

Cool, right? Now, please make a tax-deductible contribution to THE AMY SCHUMER DISAPPOINTING LAP DANCE $5,000 MATCHING CHALLENGE FOR MS. Thank you!

P.S. Buzzfeed—my son's primary news source—covered my lapdance, too!

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