Gala Entertainment & Host: The Jacksons & JB Smoove

We are thrilled to announce The Jacksons are set to perform at the 29th annual Talk of The Town Gala on November 17. Known as the “First Family of Music” performing since the 60’s, The Jacksons are among the world’s most well known musicians.

Our host for the evening will be American Actor and comedian J B Smoove.

The  2018 Talk of the Town Gala is our biggest event of the year–bringing together more than 500 grateful patients, philanthropists, physicians, and business and community leaders. Proceeds from the event accelerate innovative breast and prostate cancer research to support The John Wayne Cancer Institute.


About The Jacksons:

The re-formation of one of the greatest pop and Motown super groups in the history of music. The Jacksons are inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, have five #1 albums, 18 #1 hits, 17 top 10 albums, 17 top 40 singles which include their most notable songs such as “ABC”, “I Want You Back”, “I’ll Be There”, “Rockin’ Robin”, and so many more!

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About JB Smoove

JB Smoove is a multi-talented writer, comedian, and actor. He can currently be seen in the beloved role of “Leon” in the iconic HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm. JB’s new book The Book of Leon: Philosophy of a Fool, based on the popular character, was released in October and was nominated for a 2018 Audie Award for the audio version.  Smoove is also known for a wealth of notable TV performances including BET’s The Real Husbands of Hollywood, ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat, CBS’ The Millers and Everybody Hates Chris, and multiple appearances on the latenight talk show circuit. He hosted three seasons of the hit show Four Courses with JB Smoove on the MSG Network as well as one season of the long-running NBC comedy competition series Last Comic Standing, and his one-hour stand-up special That’s How I Dooz It is currently in rotation on Comedy Central. On the big screen, JB is currently appearing in the Netflix feature The Polka King alongside Jack Black. He has also appeared in the films Mr. Deeds opposite Adam Sandler, Date Night with Steve Carell and Tina Fey, The Farrelly Brothers comedy Hall Pass, The Dictator opposite Sacha Baron Cohen, and Chris Rock’s Top Five. Smoove also starred in and narrated the cult classic feature PootieTang, also from Chris Rock. He tours as a standup internationally, bringing the ruckus to sold out audiences all over the world.


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