Lite 100.5’s 25th Annual “Nite of Lite Laughter” Presents “As Long as You’re Asking: A Conversation With Jason Alexander"
An Evening of Comedy, Music and Conversation, Coming to The Bushnell, November 3rd
Lite 100.5 (WRCH-FM)’s 25th annual “Nite of Lite Laughter” presents “As Long as You’re Asking: A Conversation with Jason Alexander,” an evening of comedy, music and conversation with the award-winning star of stage and screen in which the audience determines what they want to know the most, on November 3 at The Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford, CT.
Alexander will present various topics for the audience to pick and choose from, culminating in behind-the-scenes stories of his life, career, and social activism. Alternatively, ask about anything you’ve always wanted to know and see if he can answer. Alexander has starred on Broadway, in hit films like Pretty Woman and Shallow Hal, and, of course, on the TV series Seinfeld. He is an actor, director, producer, writer, children’s book author, award-winning magician, semi-pro poker player and social-political activist. It’s all on the table, and the conversation is completely in your control, making for a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Lite 100.5 created their signature event, “Nite of Lite Laughter” in 1998 as a fundraiser for Hartford Hospital’s Cancer Center for breast cancer awareness and for a chance for survivors to join together and celebrate life with laughter.
This year’s event marks the 25th anniversary of the event, with over $950,000 being donated since 1998. Past stars of “Nite of Lite Laughter” have included Jay Leno, Jason Alexander, Dana Carvey, Martin Short, Lily Tomlin, Bob Newhart, William Shatner, Joan Rivers, Howie Mandell and many more.
About Jason Alexander
Though best known for his award-winning nine-year stint as the now iconic George Costanza of television’s Seinfeld, Alexander has achieved international recognition for a career noted for its extraordinary diversity. Aside from his performances on stage, screen and television, he has worked extensively as a writer, composer, director, producer, and teacher of acting. In between all that, he has also become an award-winning magician, a notorious poker player and a respected advocate on social and political issues.
For his depiction of “George” on Seinfeld, Alexander garnered six Emmy nominations, four Golden Globe nominations, an American Television Award and two American Comedy Awards. He won two Screen Actor Guild Awards as the best actor in a television comedy despite playing a supporting role, and in 2012 he was honored to receive the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Actor’s Fund.
Aside from Seinfeld, Jason has starred and guested in numerous television shows such as Drunk History, Friends, Two and a Half Men, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Criminal Minds, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Young Sheldon and many more. He also starred in the television films Bye Bye Birdie, Cinderella, A Christmas Carol and The Man Who Saved Xmas. Additionally, his voice has been heard most notably in Duckman, The Cleveland Show, American Dad, Tom and Jerry, Kody Kapow and Harley Quinn.
His many films include Pretty Woman, Jacob’s Ladder, Love Valor Compassion, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Dunston Checks In, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Shallow Hal.
Jason Alexander debuted in the original Broadway cast of the Hal Prince/Stephen Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along. He continued starring on Broadway in the original casts of Kander and Ebb’s The Rink, Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound, Rupert Holmes’ Accomplice and his Tony Award-winning performance in Jerome Robbin’s Broadway. Jason also authored the libretto for that show which went on to win the Tony Award for Best Musical. After moving to LA, Jason continued working in the theater, notably serving as the artistic director for the Reprise Theatre Company and for the hit West Coast production of Mel Brook’s The Producers in which he starred along with Martin Short. Jason returned to Broadway to star in the Larry David comedy Fish in the Dark at the Cort Theater and John Patrick Shanley’s The Portuguese Kid at Manhattan Theatre Club.