MONTCLAIR, NJ  Stephen Colbert, host of CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” will host an evening with director J.J. Abrams (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Lost”) on stage at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in downtown Newark. Hosted by the Montclair Film Festival, the event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m.

Entitled, Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams: Celebrity Nerd-Off, the proceeds for the on-stage discussion will go to support of the Montclair Film Festival (MFF), a non-profit New Jersey film organization.

Tickets range from $59.50-$250 and will go on sale Friday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. and will be available by telephone at 1-888-GO-NJPAC (1-888-466-5722), at the NJPAC Box Office at One Center Street in downtown Newark, and online at and

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In addition, the MFF, in partnership with Omaze, has announced a special Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams: Celebrity Nerd-Off! fan experience opportunity will be raffled off to support the MFF’s year-round film and education programs.

Visit to sign up for the program’s launch, prize details, notifications, updates, and to donate to win an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

“We remain incredibly grateful to Stephen Colbert for his unwavering support of our organization. To be able to host a visionary filmmaker like J.J. Abrams is a dream come true and we could not be more excited,” said Montclair Film Festival Executive Director Tom Hall. “This promises to be a great night.”

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