Originally from Boston, Gary Gulman has been a scholarship college football player, an accountant, and a high school teacher. Now he is one of the most popular touring comics and one of only a handful of comedians to perform on every single late-night talk show. Gary marked his 20-year anniversary in stand-up with the It’s About Time Tour, selling out theaters throughout the country. It’s no wonder the New York Times wrote, “Gary is finally being recognized as one of the country’s strongest comedians.”
Gary's TV credits include Last Comic Standing, Inside Amy Schumer, and he is currently on HBO's Crashing and HBO's new series 2 Dope Queens. His stand-up special In This Economy is now streaming on Amazon.
2019 Mensch of the Year
Steve has been active with Solomon Society since the beginning, and is a long-time leader with Jewish Federation & Family Services, most recently serving on the JFFS Board as Vice Chair, Nominations and Governance.
Steve contributes his talents to the Orange County Jewish community at large, as well, having served on TVT’s Board of Directors (where his daughter, Chana Dina, went to school) since 2013, and is currently in his third year as Board Chair. Steve has also served on the Board of Directors of his synagogue, Beth Jacob Congregation of Irvine, and was president twice. A life-long musician who has his own band, Steve acts as a chazzan at Beth Jacob and is choir director there.
Professionally, Steve is a family law attorney at Kaufman Steinberg, LLP, and has been recognized for his pro bono legal work serving JFFS clients. He is the proud father of daughter Chana Dina Kaufman, who currently attends Duke University.
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Master of Ceremonies
Elon Gold will be hosting Late Night for the ninth year in a row. You might have caught Elon on The Late, Late Show with James Corden last year, demonstrating his very funny Jewish stand-up style. Elon enjoys doing shows for Jewish organizations and is proud of the way his comedy allows him to connect with the Jewish community.
Elon has been entertaining audiences for many years; he has starred in FOX's Stacked and NBC's In-Laws, has made ten appearances on The Tonight Show, and had a recurring role on the hit show, Bones. Elon was a writer/performer on ABC's The Dana Carvey Show and has guest starred on Frasier, The Mentalist, and Chappelle's Show, and appeared in several episodes of Judd Apatow’s HBO show Crashing. His one-hour stand-up special on Netflix, Chosen and Taken, received wide acclaim from audiences and peers alike and is now available on Amazon Video.
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