The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia invites you to save Sunday, Nov. 4, for a very special Evening with Jay Leno, when our most dedicated Jewish community members can stand up and be counted, while enjoying the very best in stand-up comedy.
Just two days before this year's presidential election, the event will provide the rare opportunity to get an in-person, world-class-comedic perspective on the election and the candidates.
The evening, to be held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Center City Philadelphia, will begin with a dessert reception and also feature the presentation of Federation's Community Leadership Award to Stephen B. Klein for his outstanding philanthropy.
Leno is an acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children's book author, in-demand corporate speaker, TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, as well as a philanthropist.
Leno's late night television ratings domination has included 15 years as host of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in which he won every consecutive quarter during that period. Since resuming hosting the 11:35 p.m. program, he has made it once again the consistent ratings leader for late night, surpassing all of the most recent quarters. In the process, he has been honored by the Television Academy with an Emmy for "Outstanding Comedy, Variety or Music Series." The Tonight Show has also taken home the trophy for "Favorite Late Night Show" in the annual TV Guide Awards determined by voting viewers.
Leno has also succeeded in the online entertainment arena. "Jay Leno's Garage" — at Jaylenosgarage.com — has gained an international following on the Web, not to mention an Emmy Award and two additional nominations for Outstanding Special Class–Short-Format Nonfiction Programs. Leno produces the NBC creation with Robert Angelo.
Leno loves to test his humor live on audiences across the nation, performing over 100 appearances in nightclubs, theaters and stadiums each year.
In addition to bringing together the community to enjoy Jay Leno and honor Stephen B. Klein, the evening will raise vital funds for the most pressing needs in the Jewish community. A minimum individual gift of $500 to Federation's 2013 Campaign is required to attend this event. The funds raised will help to meet local Jewish community members' basic needs; engage local children, families, college students and young adults in Jewish life and learning; and strengthen Israel and our communities connections to our Jewish homeland.
This event is being sponsored by Blank Rome.
Additional details will be published soon. For more information, call 215-832-0843.