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The Kansas City Star: He annoyed Rudd and Stonestreet on film and TV. Now this actor is coming to Big Slick

By Sharon Hoffman

Bobby Cannavale’s role in both Ant-Man movies was to bother the title character, played by Kansas City’s Paul Rudd. Cannavale is the nice guy who is engaged to Ant-Man’s ex-wife.

Cannavale’s role on “Modern Family,” meanwhile, was to bother another Kansas Citian, Eric Stonestreet. Their characters were partners in the clown business, until they had a falling out.

Rudd and Stonestreet must be the forgiving sort because they invited Cannavale, who has won Emmy Awards for “Boardwalk Empire” and “Will & Grace,” to join them at next month’s 10th annual Big Slick Celebrity Weekend in Kansas City.

Organizers on Friday announced the final batch of celebrity guests to attend the 10th annual fundraiser for the Children’s Mercy Hospital Cancer Center. Also on the list: “Today” show host Al Roker, back for his third Big Slick.

Big Slick, set for June 7-8, has raised $8 million since it was started in 2010. Once again it will be hosted by hometown celebrities Rudd (“This Is 40”), Jason Sudeikis (“Horrible Bosses,” “We’re the Millers”) and Rob Riggle (“21 Jump Street,” “Fox NFL Sunday”), who all grew up in Overland Park, as well as Stonestreet of Kansas City, Kansas, and “Anchorman” star David Koechner from Tipton, Missouri.

They and their guests will take part in a Friday night celebrity softball game at Kauffman Stadium; a Saturday morning red carpet arrival, bowling tournament and free block party at Pinstripes in Overland Park; and a Saturday night party and auction at the Sprint Center.


Read the full 2019 Big Slick lineup via The Kansas City Star

Tickets for all events are available at bigslickkc.org.

Learn more about the Cancer Center at Children's Mercy