NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jordan Klepper, actor, comedian and correspondent for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, will serve as emcee for Gift of Life Marrow Registry’s One Huge Night gala, which will be held Wednesday, May 17 at Gotham Hall, New York City. The organization’s annual event features bone marrow transplant recipients meeting their heroic, life-saving donors for the very first time.
Based in New York City, Klepper will launch his own late night series on Comedy Central beginning in the fall of 2017. A companion to The Daily Show, the new series will air Monday to Thursday at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT and provide comedic commentary on topical news stories. Since joining The Daily Show in 2014, Klepper has defined himself with both his studio work and segments in the field. His first special Jordan Klepper Solves Guns, which combines documentary filmmaking, comedy and investigative journalism will debut on Sunday, June 11 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. The one-hour special spotlights the alarming legal obstacles and enlightening personal testimony surrounding the issue of gun violence in America.
This year’s Gift of Life gala honoree is Shari Redstone, Vice-Chair of CBS and Viacom and President of National Amusements, as well as Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Advancit Capital, a venture fund focusing on early stage companies at the intersection of media, entertainment and technology. Redstone will receive the Partners in Life award for her service to others in need. Other award recipients include The Saul and Theresa Esman Foundation and CBRE, Inc., the world’s largest commercial real estate services company. CBRE Chairman of Global Brokerage Stephen Siegel will accept the award on behalf of his company.
The gala will be attended by more than 600 guests, many of whom are leaders in the field of media and commercial real estate.
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About Gift of Life
The Gift of Life Marrow Registry is a national non-profit headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla. The organization, established in 1991, is dedicated to curing blood cancer through marrow and stem cell donation. To learn more about the Gift of Life Marrow Registry, visit www.giftoflife.org.