The ninth annual benefit for Montclair Film, with Stephen Colbert hosting, this year will feature Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m.,, at New Jersey performing Arts Center. Julia Louis-Dreyfus starred in and served as executive producer for HBO’s hit series “Veep.” She became internationally known for her portrayal of Elaine Benes in the NBC series “Seinfeld.”
Louis-Dreyfus has received 1 Emmys with 26 nominations. She has also won nine Screen Actors Guild awards, making her the most decorated actor in SAG history. Recently, The Kennedy Center awarded Louis-Dreyfus with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in November, 2018. She has received a Golden Globe, a Television Critics Association award, a Peabody Award and the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy.
Most recently, Louis-Dreyfus wrapped production on Fox Searchlight’s “Downhill,” where she stars alongside Will Ferrell. She will next be seen in Disney’s “Onward,” opposite Chris Pratt, Tom Holland and Octavia Spencer, which is set to release March 6, 2020.
Colbert, a Montclair resident, hosts the CBS talk show “The Late Show.”
The series won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program in 2008, 2010, 2013 and 2014. Prior to hosting “The Colbert Report,” Colbert spent eight years as the longest-tenured correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”
Colbert was a cast member and writer for the variety series “The Dana Carvey Show” and a writer for “Saturday Night Live.” His television acting credits include guest roles on “The Mindy Project,” “House of Cards,” “The Office,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.” Colbert is the Executive Producer of “Our Cartoon President,” the half-hour animated series centered on the Trump White House, which premiered February 11th, 2018.
A celebrated author, Colbert contributed to “America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction,” which topped “The New York Times” Bestseller List for 15 consecutive weeks.
Tickets will go on sale on Monday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m., for Montclair Film members, and will be open to the general public on Friday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m. MF is partnering with Charitybuzz for a special auction for this event. The winner and three guests will enjoy a table for four (4) at the pre-show VIP reception and other perks. For details and to bid, visit Charity Buzz. For details and tickets, visit NJPAC or call 1-888-GO-NJPAC.