Rob Schneider joins benefit show in support of Canadian screenwriter
TORONTO — Actor and comedian Rob Schneider will be appearing Tuesday in Vancouver to raise funds the Canadian screenwriter Boon Collins.
“People of Vancouver, hide your salmon,” Schneider warned on Twitter on Monday morning. “I am coming this Tuesday … for a benefit for my great friend Boon Collins!”
Collins co-wrote 2010’s The Chosen One with Schneider, who also directed and starred in the film.
Collins also co-scripted films like 2004’s Escape to Grizzly Mountain and co-wrote and directed 1991’s Spirit of the Eagle.
Born in Edmonton, Collins lives in Cowichan Bay.
Schneider is a Saturday Night Live veteran whose films include Deuce Bigelow, The Hot Chick and 50 First Dates.
The benefit show is set for 8:00 p.m. at Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver and will be hosted by Collins’ son, comic Darcy Collins.
“My father is very sick,” Darcy explained in a message posted online to promote the show. “He’s had to be plucked from his island home and transported to Vancouver to receive a transplant.”
Tickets are $20 and all proceeds from the show will go to Boon and his wife Carol Collins.
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