James Corden, late-night TV's king of celebrity sing-alongs and the host of The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS, is bringing his unique charisma and laugh-out-loud comedic antics to Toronto, to launch the United Jewish Appeal 2017 Campaign.
September 10, 2017 - 7PM
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Corden is known around the world as a Tony Award-winning performer on Broadway, a Bafta-winning star of a UK television series, a feature film actor, and an acclaimed host, writer, and producer in several genres of television. Corden can currently be seen hosting the Late Late Show, which premiered on CBS in March 2015. During the short time since Corden took the helm, the Late Late Show has generated numerous buzz-worthy viral videos (many of which have more than 1 million online views), reached series highs in viewers and won a Critics' Choice Award in 2016.
Previously, Corden was the host of the Bafta award-winning UK sports-themed comedy game show A League of Their Own on SKY 1. He hosted the Brit Awards, the biggest event in the British music industry, from 2010 to 2014. On television, Corden starred in, produced, and wrote the Bafta-nominated comedy thriller The Wrong Mans, which is available on Hulu and aired on the BBC. In 2013, Corden was awarded the Royal Television Society award for comedy writer of the year for his work on the show. Over the course of his career, Corden has additionally been awarded the writers’ Guild of Great Britain award for comedy writer of the year, the south bank show award for comedy, the Tric Award for best comedy, and the National Television Award for best comedy.
Prior to James Corden’s appearance at UJA’s Campaign Launch, the one and only Rex Murphy, a trusted voice and face across Canadian media, will use his intellect and biting humour to strike through the heart of profound political and social issues. Currently he writes and reports for CBC’s The National and is a columnist in the National Post.
Canadian’s are treated to weekly commentary from Rex on CBC’s The National along with his Saturday column in the National Post. He’s also acted as an editorial contributor to CBC Radio’s Definitely Not the Opera. For over 20 years he was the host and moderator of CBC Radio’s Cross Country Checkup. The show brought over 1 million listeners and at times 15,000 callers wanting to join in discussions.
As a speaker, Rex radiates intelligence and trustworthiness. His endearing style brings forth a sarcastic intellect and deep insight into issues affecting individuals and businesses.
Audiences can expect to be simultaneously informed and entertained by Rex’s provocative commentary. He knows what makes Canadians tick, and what drives our political and social affairs. Rex makes us important, reminds us we have culture beyond hockey. His thought-provoking, sometimes stinging commentary and original insights are delivered through a vocabulary to make Webster’s consider updating.
A Rhodes scholar, Rex was born and raised in St. John’s, Nfld., where he graduated from Memorial University. In 1968, he went to Oxford University, along with former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
Jamie Gutfreund, Co-Host, CP24 BREAKFAST WEEKEND; News Anchor/Reporter/Weather Specialist, CP24
Jamie Gutfreund is the Co-Host for CP24 BREAKFAST WEEKEND and News Anchor/Reporter/Weather Specialist throughout the week on CP24.
Gutfreund became an on-air member of the most up-to-date weather and traffic team in May, 2009. In 2011, he joined the CP24 BREAKFAST as Remote Host, reporting from many of the city’s parades, festivals, fundraisers and musical events including the MMVAs. His enthusiastic and energetic reports have been featured on 104.5 CHUM FM, MuchMusic, and CTV NEWS CHANNEL. In 2014, Gutfreund was named Co-Host of CP24 BREAKFAST WEEKEND.
Recently, Gutfreund was selected as the National and Regional winner of Best in Journalism at the 2016 Notable Awards.
Gutfreund began working for CP24 as an editorial assistant in August 2008, later moving to a general assignment reporter position. Behind the scenes at CP24, he helped chase stories including the 2009 H1N1 flu outbreak, the 2009 Inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama, special coverage of the 2008 Canadian Federal Election, and the Sunrise Propane explosion in August 2008.
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