Alex Borstein and Seth McFarlane from Family Guy
are joining forces with stars Patti Lupone and Janeane Garofalo, to help raise money for the benefit of striking writers. The fundraising event is scheduled for 8 this evening, at the Carnegie Hall in New York.
A spokesperson for the Writers Guild of America East or WGAE, in whose support tonight's performance of music and comedy is for, has announced that members of the WGAE and Screen Actors Guild or SAG will be entitled to a 25 percent discount on tickets.
In other news, McFarlane, the brains behind Family Guy
, spoke recently to The Advocate
, in a candid, off the cuff exchanged about homosexuality's place in his animated series. McFarlane was asked which of his Family Guy
characters gay fans are most drawn to.
“Generally they respond to Stewie, because he's arguably the most complex character,” McFarlane replied. “He originally began as this diabolical villain, but then we delved into the idea of his confused sexuality. We all feel that Stewie is almost certainly gay, and he's in the process of figuring it out for himself. We haven't ever really locked into it because we get a lot of good jokes from both sides, but we treat him oftentimes as if we were writing a gay character.”
He also gave his unapologetic response to The Parents Television Council voting Family Guy
as the Worst TV Show of the Week.
“Oh, yeah. That's like getting hate mail from Hitler,” McFarlane quipped. “They're literally terrible human beings. I've read their newsletter, I've visited their website, and they're just rotten to the core. For an organization that prides itself on Christian values - I mean, I'm an atheist, so what do I know? - they spend their entire day hating people. They can all suck my d**k as far as I'm concerned.”
-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Broadcasting & Cable, The Advocate
(Image Courtesy of TV.com)