Comedian James Corden to headline JUF Young Leadership Division Big Event Fundraiser Dec. 15

If you’re ever in a bad mood, pull up one of comedian James Corden’s viral videos of Carpool Karaoke—and you’re bound to feel better.  

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If you're ever in a bad mood, pull up one of comedian James Corden's viral videos of Carpool Karaoke --and you're bound to feel better.

The hugely popular Carpool Karaoke   segments from Corden's talk show are like a happiness drug. They depict him driving his celebrity guests--among them Miley Cyrus, Harry Styles, Pink, and most recently Barbra Streisand--through the streets of Hollywood, belting out hit songs in harmony.

Young Jewish Chicagoans will get to experience the joy of Corden live at the 11th annual JUF Young Leadership Division Big Event Fundraiser at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel on Saturday, Dec. 15.

The Big Event Fundraiser will help the Young Leadership Division kick off the 2019 JUF Annual Campaign. "For more than 10 years, Big Event has become the night for the entire young Chicago Jewish community to get together for a great cause," said Mike Schwartz, 2018-19 YLD Board President. "We socialize, we laugh, and most importantly, we raise money for Jews and non-Jews in Chicago and around the globe who need it."

The evening will feature Corden in a short standup set, followed by an interview with the comedian conducted by Chicago comedian
Pat McGann .

Corden--the uber-talented British comedian, talk show host-Broadway, TV, and film star--burst onto the British entertainment scene in the early 2000s, appearing in the hit British play and film, The History Boys; the play One Man, Two Guvnors ; and in his own TV sitcom Gavin & Stacey .

In the past decade, the performer has become a huge star on this side of the pond as well. Just over three years ago, he took over as host of CBS' The Late Late Show With James Corden . His show has generated many viral videos--many with more than a million online views.

Past Big Event Fundraisers have featured comedians from Jimmy Fallon to Amy Schumer to Key & Peele with big huge crowds in attendance.

"There is something to be said about the strength of our young Jewish community here in Chicago, said Alex Entratter, 2019 Young Leadership Division Campaign Chair. "The Big Event Fundraiser continues to bring together 2,000 young professionals in support of the essential work that JUF does here in Chicago and around the globe. Our community of young Jews is a driving force and continues to show their dedication around ensuring a bright future for the Jewish people."

Register online here . For more information, contact (312) 357-4880 or y .

What you to need to know about the *Big* night....

Tickets to the Big Event Fundraiser are $110. If you are a first-time donor, your attendance requires a minimum gift of $25 to the 2019 JUF Annual Campaign, which is included in your ticket price. Current donors will be asked to match or increase your previous JUF gift, which you will have the opportunity to do during the program. Twenty-five dollars of your ticket price will go towards payment of your 2019 pledge.

This year's festivities will include the following: First, wine, beer, and snacks, then the fundraiser and comedy show, followed by an after-party with late night food and open bar. Dietary laws observed. Ages 21 and over only.

"There is something to be said about the strength of our young Jewish community here in Chicago."

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