SNL star Rob Schneider in Vancouver fundraising show for screenwriter friend

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      Saturday Night Live alum Rob Schneider is bringing the laughs to Vancouver—to help a friend in need.

      Canadian screenwriter Boon Collins had an emergency liver transplant at Vancouver General Hospital on July 7, due to an undiagnosed case of hepatitis C. Collins and his wife Carol have had to unexpectedly relocate to Vancouver for Boon's recovery.

      When Schneider (best known for comedies like Deuce Bigalow, Grown Ups, and The Hot Chick) found out, he offered to help out with a fundraiser show.

      Schneider and Collins met in Hollywood and Collins cowrote Schneider's 2010 film The Chosen One.

      Collins' son Darcy, who is also a comedian, will host the event tonight (August 19) at Yuk Yuk's Vancouver (2837 Cambie Street).

      The event is proving to be so popular that the first show at 8 p.m. has already sold out, and a second show has been scheduled for 10:30 p.m.

      All proceeds will support the Collins family.