2017 Mensch of the Year
Just a little about Stuart…He is the co-founder of Wolfe & Wyman, a respected regional law firm based in Irvine. Stuart chairs the firm’s Banking, Lending & Finance practice group which represents national banks, Fortune 500 companies, and other businesses in complex civil litigation. He is also 2017 Chair of the Banking & Lending Section of the Orange County Bar Association.
Stuart is active in numerous community efforts, including Jewish Federation & Family Services, Solomon Society of JFFS, and the ADL (Anti-Defamation League). He has twice chaired Late Night with Solomon Society and is currently responsible for our significant efforts in raising corporate sponsorships for this event. Stuart has been on the board of Temple Beth El and the Orange County School of the Arts. He also helped to found the JFFS Milton and Doris Chasin Micro-Enterprise Loan program which offers interest-free loans for startups or existing small businesses. Stuart, his wife Susanna, and their 2 daughters live in Newport Beach and are members of Congregation Shir Ha-Ma’alot.
Kevin Nealon sets himself apart from other comedic performers with his unique sense of humor, dry wit and likeable demeanor. Nealon is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, and has received critical acclaim for his role in the Showtime series Weeds. Kevin is currently seen as one of the stars on the CBS-TV comedy series Man With A Plan. A sought-after guest star on television, Kevin has made a number of appearances on Hot In Cleveland, Franklin & Bash, Monk, Fat Actress, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Still Standing.
On the big screen, Kevin starred alongside Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in Just Go with It, with Sandler and Drew Barrymore in Blended, and in numerous other films including Anger Management, Eight Crazy Nights, The Wedding Singer, Happy Gilmore, and You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, the latter of which grossed over $200 million worldwide. In Joe Dirt, Nealon joined another Saturday Night Live alumnus David Spade. Kevin’s other film credits include Daddy Day Care with Eddie Murphy, Good Boy with Molly Shannon, Roxanne with Steve Martin and the cult hit Grandma’s Boy with Jonah Hill.
As one of the longest running cast members on NBC’s Saturday Night Live (1986-1995), Nealon created some of the show’s most memorable characters, including Hans from the "Pumping Up with Hans & Franz" sketch and Subliminal Man, and appeared as an anchor on “Weekend Update”.
Master of Ceremonies
Elon Gold is back by popular demand as our Late Night with Solomon Society Master of Ceremonies. Elon is a comedian and actor who has starred in FOX's Stacked and NBC's In-Laws. He 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 many other notable TV shows. He has a one-hour stand up special out on Netflix.
Elon’s hilarious routine on Christmas trees went viral and was shared by millions around the globe. Future projects include a web series he filmed in Israel and a new stand up special based on his latest one man show Elon Gold: Pro-Semite which premiered at the Montreal Comedy Festival to sold out audiences.
Solomon Society Chair
Late Night 2017 Committee Chair
The Solomon Society is a fellowship of men - friends, brothers, fathers and sons - who inspire each other through their values and actions. Members build community through social networking, meaningful events and philanthropic investment. Each member donates in his own name, as a statement of personal responsibility for people in need in our community.
Late Night with Solomon Society is our premier annual fundraising event with headline comedians and an award for the Mensch of the Year. Members pledge a minimum annual gift of $1,000 ($2,500 for VIP members).