Communitywide ONE Night also features musician Matisyahu
The Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas will host a communitywide event featuring Grammy-nominated comedian Jim Gaffigan, ONE Night with Jim Gaffigan.
The event, presented by BB&T, is chaired by Cathy and Joel Brook, Wendy and Marc Stanley, Bonnie and Jeff Whitman, and Lisa and Mark Zale. ONE Night with Jim Gaffigan will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at McFarlin Auditorium on the Southern Methodist University campus.
ONE Night with Jim Gaffigan will bring together the Dallas Jewish community as it celebrates the event’s theme, “ONE Night, One Event, One Community.” ONE Night is the Federation’s largest annual fundraising and outreach event of the year supporting the Jewish community in Dallas, Israel and in more than 70 countries around the world. In addition to a night of community, giving back and laughter, special guest musician Matisyahu will perform.
Last year’s ONE Night with Seth Meyers was a huge success with more than 1,500 in attendance raising more than $1 million.
There is no charge to attend the event but a suggested minimum gift to the Federation’s Annual Campaign is required. More information about donating can be found at jewishdallas.org/onenight.
“As chair of the Legacy Senior Communities, a grateful beneficiary of Federation’s dollars, it’s a special privilege to serve as an event chair for ONE Night,” said Marc Stanley. He explains, “This ONE Night encapsulates the very essence of the partnership and support for the entire Jewish community that we live every day.”
“The Dallas Jewish community has always had a powerful bond. Every day in so many ways the Jewish Federation helps those in need,” Federation Board Chair Daniel J. Prescott expands. “ONE Night is a celebration of our community’s commitment to this bond, ensuring safety, security and comfort for every Jew in our community, Israel and around the world.” Dan adds, “And it doesn’t hurt that Jim Gaffigan is hilarious and will be a great cap to the evening!”
The evening’s highlight will be comedian Jim Gaffigan, Grammy nominated comedian, New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer and multi-platinum-selling father of five. He is also the star of TV Land’s The Jim Gaffigan Show.
Gaffigan grew up watching David Letterman, and always looked up to the longtime host. “My big break was appearing on (Letterman’s show). It was a big deal,” says Gaffigan, who debuted on the Late Show in 1999. “And the weird thing is, because Letterman thought I was good, everyone changed their mind. It changed the narrative surrounding me, completely. … It’s just a strange transformation. Someone essentially turns on a light switch, and it just changes.”
With multiple projects in motion, Gaffigan is currently traveling the world on behalf of his stand-up tour, Contagious, and headlined Madison Square Garden for the first time in December, becoming one of only 10 comics in history to sell out The Garden.
In 2013, Jim’s first book, Dad Is Fat, was released by Crown Publishing and debuted at No. 5 on The New York Times best-sellers list, remaining on the list for 17 weeks. His second book, Food: A Love Story, was released in the fall of 2014 and debuted at No. 3 on The New York Times best-sellers list.
To register, visit www.jewishdallas.org/onenight. Tickets are non-transferable and online registration is required.
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