Fundraiser to feature Seth Meyers, organized by Jewish Community Center | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Fundraiser to feature Seth Meyers, organized by Jewish Community Center

Seth Meyers will return as the headline performer for Laugh It Up Milwaukee, the annual  fundraiser that celebrates community partnership, organized by the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center.

Meyers is an Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and current host of NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. He will take the Pabst Theater stage at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, with proceeds to benefit programs at the JCC and partner beneficiary, Running Rebels.

The evening will mark the seventh annual presentation of Laugh It Up Milwaukee, a social and cultural event designed to demonstrate the power of organizations coming together to meet the needs of the community and build a healthier Milwaukee, according to a news release. Over $500,000 has been raised for programs that combat cancer, bullying, hunger and intolerance.

“Running Rebels is honored to be chosen by the JCC as partner beneficiary for Laugh It Up Milwaukee 2019,” said Dawn Barnett, co-executive director and of Running Rebels.  “Each day we provide positive choices for youth who face the pressures of delinquency, drug abuse, truancy and teen pregnancy.  With the support of the JCC, Running Rebels continues to help the community from within.”

Laugh It Up Milwaukee 2019 tickets will be available for general public purchase on Friday, Nov. 30, with a pre-sale available for select audience on Wednesday, Nov. 28 (Code “JCC”).  Tickets will range from $45 – $95 and may be purchased at or

The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center is a non-profit, social service agency founded upon Jewish ethics and values.  It is committed to meeting the ever-changing needs of the entire Jewish community for strengthening Jewish identity and for enriching the quality of Jewish life.  The JCC provides the total community with a forum for open dialogue regarding matters affecting Jewish life here, in Israel, and throughout the world.  It initiates diversified social, educational, recreational, and cultural programs within a Jewish setting.