It's a pricey ticket but really a bargain when you think about it. The Judd & Jon Comedy & Music Hour(s) benefits the fantastic efforts of 826LA, Dave Eggers' local outpost of his successful creative writing labs for students from 6 to 18. Encouraging kids to write only makes the world a better place, right? Judd Apatow and Jon Brion play hosts for the evening, which features performances by Pee-wee Herman, Peter Frampton, Bob Newhart, Colin Quinn, Ray Romano, RZA, Eggers and, we're willing to bet, a surprise or two. Frampton jams with Newhart and Pee-wee? It could happen. Eli and Edythe Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica; Thurs., June 14, 8 p.m.; $250, $500 VIP, includes reception. 826la.org/juddandjontickets.
Thu., June 14, 8 p.m., 2012