Bob Odenkirk and David Cross are joined by a fan for a very expensive lunch in Los Angeles.
During a performance op The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote his upcoming children’s book Zilotthe You better call Saul star discussed the lunch he and Cross auctioned on eBay to raise money for the notable writers. When Colbert pointed out that someone had paid $24,550 for two to eat, Odenkirk joked, “What does this person expect?!”
“I’m just grateful that I’m not cooking, that’s all I can say,” the Emmy winner told the late night host, adding that he was surprised someone paid that much to have lunch with him. “That is a very generous person who really loves Mr. Toon(the 1990s sketch comedy series starring Odenkirk and Cross).
The actor explained that he did not yet know where he would take the fan for lunch and has not yet contacted them, but the organization will schedule this at a time when they can all be in the same restaurant.
Colbert also asked the Break bad actor, who is a member of the Writers Guild of America, on his experiences during the writers’ strike now that it is over.
“I am very grateful and proud of my brothers and sisters in the WGA and how things turned out,” he said. “One of the things that struck me when I went to the picket this time was that it just amazed me at how diverse our union is now, and it made me very proud and grateful.”
Odenkirk and Cross aren’t the only ones raising money for notable writers. Over the summer, a coalition of actors came together for all kinds of auctions, including Natasha Lyonne who helped solve the problems New York Times Sunday crossword for Lena Dunham painting a mural in your home.
More recently, Kristen Bell announced she and her coworker The right place stars – including Ted Danson, Manny Jacinto and Jameela Jamil – started a raffle for a winner and a guest to join them for a private lunch in LA
The raffle also includes return flights and hotel accommodation for two nights. Each entry supports the Entertainment Community Fund, which provides financial support to film and television workers during this critical time in the industry.