Jon Stewart At Count Basie, Raising Funds For Basie Center

Jon Stewart (Photo courtesy Pixabay)

RED BANK – Come see popular comedian Jon Stewart at the Count Basie Center for the Arts on June 17 at 8 p.m.! Stewart will be taking part in an interview and an audience Q&A session.

“I’m happy to appear at the Basie for a great cause – the Count Basie,” Stewart said. “The expansion going on at the center is going to keep Monmouth County the center of ‘Jersey’s premier arts communities.”

Stewart is a prominent social and comedic figure, long-time host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and a New York Times best-selling author. Having been nominated 56 times for an Emmy Award, he now has a first-look deal with HBO and is an executive producer on CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Tickets cost between $75 and $250. Customers are limited to 4 ticket purchases per household. You can purchase tickets starting June 7 at, 732-842-9000, or at the Basie box office.

All proceeds will benefit the Basie Center’s capital campaign project, a $26 million project that will expand the facility into a true, regional center for the arts.

It will feature a Jay And Linda Grunin Arts And Education Building, a second performance venue, space for the Basie Performing Arts Academy, and upgrades to the backstage theater area. A second phase of the campaign will expand the Basie Theater’s lobby, restrooms, concessions areas, and add a new, outdoor public arts plaza.

“We’re honored that Jon is lending his support to the Count Basie Center,” said Adam Philipson, President and CEO, Count Basie Center for the Arts. “Proceeds from this evening will go directly towards construction of our new center. It’s impossible to express how much this means to us.  Jon’s dedication to the region, the Basie and the arts in general is invaluable.”