Thursday, October 29, 2015, 3:27 PM
Katie Couric earned a huge laugh when she answered a question with “scrotum” during a game of “Family Feud.”
Katie Couric certainly had a ball — or is that balls? — at an event to raise money for A.L.S. on Wednesday.
Competing in a game of “Family Feud” at the fundraiser, the veteran news anchor was asked to “name a wrinkled body part.”
Going for the laugh instead of the win, Couric replied with “scrotum” — which got zero points but earned a huge roar from the audience.
Comedian Judy Gold then drew more laughs when she joked Couric’s answer was based off experience with her husband, John Molner.
“I think we know a little bit too much about John now,” she quipped.
Ben Stiller (L) and Christine Taylor spoke at the 17th Annual Project A.L.S. New York City Gala at Cipriani on Wednesday.
Couric, Gold and a cast of other celebrities got together at Project A.L.S’ annual New York City gala at swanky Cipriani to raise money and awareness for the debilitating condition, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Guests donated anywhere from $ 500 to $ 50,000 for different packages to attend the event, where other prominent actors and actresses such as Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Julianna Margulies and Richard Kind competed in the star-studded game.
The scrotum remark was hardly the only off-color exchange at the gala, as Stiller also joked that a dent on his lip came from a tennis injury – not a cold sore.
“It’s not a communicable disease,” he joked.
Stiller, who was on the same team as Couric and Kind, was also asked to name something men change, to which he responded, “wives” – the number one answer. His opposition, which included Gold, Taylor and Margulies, went on to win, however.
After the game, Stiller said the jokes were necessary for raising money — but the disease remains gravely serious.
“It’s surprising how many people are touched by this disease,” he said. “We’re just fighting the fight.”
With Nicki Gostin