Comedian Dana Goldberg to Emcee 40th Annual HUMANITAS Prize Awards Luncheon honoring Jason Katims with Kieser Award

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Awards Luncheon is January 16, 2016 at the Beverly Wilshire

Comedian Dana Goldberg will emcee the 40th Annual HUMANITAS Prize Awards luncheon honoring Jason Katims with the special Kieser Award, which takes place January 16 at the Beverly Wilshire. HUMANITAS Prize presenters include John Wells, Peter Tolan, Pam Veasey, Robin Swicord, Janice Min, David Hudgins, David Shore, Hart Hanson, Lena Waithe, Cindy Chupack and Glen Mazzara.

“We are delighted to have Dana Goldberg serve as emcee at this year’s luncheon,” said HUMANITAS Executive Director Cathleen Young. “Dana is not only a hysterically funny performer and host, she is also a devoted humanitarian who uses her quick wit and hilarious insights to shine a comedic light on important issues.”

Goldberg’s comedy, hosting and writing talents have made her one of the nation’s most sought-after entertainers and earned her loyal fans around the world. She has appeared at numerous comedy festivals and competitions including the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, the Comedy Festival (produced by TBS and HBO), and the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. Goldberg has been called “one of the brightest lights in a stellar comedy landscape” by Curve magazine and named one of the top comedians in the nation by

Over the last five years, Goldberg has performed at and hosted dozens of high-profile events, sharing the national stage with such luminaries as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, former President Bill Clinton, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lopez, John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Jennifer Hudson, Sir Elton John, and many more. Combining her gift of humor with her humanitarian efforts, Goldberg has helped to raise over $3 million for non-profits around the country. For more information about Goldberg visit

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HUMANITAS contact: Deirdre Dooley, 310-454-8769

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