Ron Jeremy became one of the star attractions at "Comic Relief 2006" last Saturday at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and he never took the stage.
The Metro Studios contract star and AVN Hall of Fame performer sat in the front row as a guest of Bunny Ranch owner Dennis Hof, who is friends with executive producer Bob Zmuda.
Once celebrity entertainers such as Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, George Lopez and Rosie O’Donnell noticed him in the audience, Jeremy became the focus of several good-natured jokes. Williams even threw a Comic Relief t-shirt at him at one point as Jeremy became a favorite of the HBO camera crew, which shot his reactions to the wise-cracks. The next day Jeremy fielded scores of phone calls and voicemails from friends who saw him on the show which was broadcast to millions on both HBO and TBS.
“I got calls from all over the world,” said Jeremy, who is nominated for the Crossover star of the Year for the 2007 AVN Awards.
Earlier this week on the daytime talk show "The View" on ABC, co-host O’Donnell brought up Jeremy again to her audience as she discussed "Comic Relief," giving the veteran stud more free national exposure.
This year’s "Comic Relief" was designed to benefit families in New Orleans that are recovering from Hurricane Katrina.
Just a few weeks earlier, Jeremy’s remarks about ABC’s former No. 1-rated show “Dancing with the Stars” made national news in the New York Times.
Meanwhile, Harper Collins is releasing a memoir about Jeremy called “Ron Jeremy: The Hardest (Working) Man in Showbiz," in February. Pre-orders for the book reportedly number over 30,000 copies already.
Jeremy this year also starred in Andre the Butcher, a mainstream horror flick and appeared on a “Surreal Life Fame Games” TV special.