Dax Shepard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jason Bateman and Judd Apatow hung out together at the Jerry Seinfeld-hosted Inaugural Los Angeles Fatherhood Lunch Wednesday.

Los Angeles Fatherhood Lunch

The Inaugural Los Angeles Fatherhood Lunch, which benefits Baby Buggy, was held at The Palm Restaurant.

“When the child is born, for the female, instincts kick in. For the male, nothing kicks in,” the comedian said in his introductory remarks, adding, “When the father’s involved in the kid’s life, the kid tends to do well. When he’s not, he tends to go to jail.”

In addition to Shepard, Paltrow, Bateman and Apatow were the host’s Seinfeld costars Jason Alexander and Michael Richards. Kevin Hart, James Van Der Beek, Bob Saget, Eva Amurri, Majandra Delfino and David Walton were also in attendance.

Van Der Beek, who currently stars alongside Oscar winner Patricia Arquette on CSI: Cyber, spoke warmly about fatherhood and with admiration for all that Baby Buggy does for fathers who have less means than he does.

“You just wonder, what did I do before? What was important to me? What did I think was important? It’s a complete perspective change in the best way,” said the former Dawson’s Creek star. “Baby Buggy comes in and invests in these dads, and gives them something to take home, diapers or a crib or a stroller, and gives them the tools that they need to be a good role model and a big part of their kids’ lives. It’s a huge investment in their future.”

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