Thursday, February 21, 2019

Throwback Thursday Comedy Special: Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca in "The Hickenloopers: Life Begins at 7:45"



It's Throwback Thursday again and today we get another chance to go back 69 years to 1950 and another episode of The Hickenloopers on Your Show of Shows.

Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca starred in many episodes of the hilarious marital tribulations of Doris and Charlie Hickenlooper.

In this sketch, Sid Caesar plays a frustrated husband trying to get his wife (Imogene Coca) to get ready for an evening at the theater.

Enjoy!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Jewish Traces in Unexpected Places: A Kosher Jewish Stand-up Comedian in Wales


Jewish, Welsh and a stand-up comedian, Bennett Arron says he 'has a dragon on one shoulder and a Rabbi on the other'. This is Bennett's personal journey and mission to discover what happened to the Jews who once lived in great numbers in Wales. 

Originally from Port Talbot and the last Jew to attend Port Talbot's Glan Afan comprehensive, Bennett's back in his home town to perform his critically-acclaimed 'Jewelsh' comedy show. The journey takes Bennett through South Wales, revealing both a strong Jewish-Welsh heritage and examples of Welsh anti-semitism.

In this two-part video, Arron visits his homeland to research his roots from the days when his grandfather, Benjamin Aronovitch, came to Wales from Kovno, Lithuania in 1913 to find a better way of life in the booming steel town of Port Talbot.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Purim Comes a Month Early to South Florida


Today is Purim Katan, or little Purim. It is the 14th day of Adar, but since this is a Jewish leap year, it's Adar I. Whenever we have a leap year, Purim is celebrated on the 14th day of Adar II.

But that's not a reason to defer all merrymaking until March. As the saying goes, Mishenichnas Adar marbim b'simcha (When Adar arrives, we increase our happiness.) But why wait for Adar II when we can get off to a happy start in Adar I?

That's exactly what happened at Le Club in Deerfield Beach's Century Village in South Florida last night. As Purim Katan arrived, the 300+ Canadian residents who winter in Deerfield Beach reacted to the invitation of Cantor Adam Stotland to take to the dance floor and join him and Rabbi Aubrey Glazer of Montreal's Shaarei Zion Congregation in singing and dancing to Hevenu Shalom Aleichem, L'Shana Tova BiYerushalayim and Oseh Shalom Bimromav.

We're still in South Florida doing Jewish humor lectures and performances and we'll still be here in March when Purim arrives. After last night's preview, we know where to be for the real thing.

Enjoy!

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Monday, February 18, 2019

A Joke to Start the Week - "Traffic Stop"


Another Monday, another joke to start the week. Once again we go to our favorite joke source, Old Jews Telling Jokes.

This week we found another oldie but goodie told by retired bookkeeper Marvin Nissenbaum.

Here's the setup: A man and his wife are driving in the car, and they're going 85 miles an hour on a highway that has a speed limit of 55 miles an hour. And then...

Enjoy!

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Irish People Try Jewish Food


Over the years we've posted lots of video clips of other ethnic groups tasting and commenting on Jewish food that they're trying for the first time.

But the clips keep coming and we'll keep posting them. 

How would Irish people who have never experienced the taste of matzo ball soup, bourekas, brisket, and maror react to their first taste? Watch the video and their reactions.  Enjoy!

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Welcoming Shabbat with Shalom Aleichem by the Barock Orchestra


Wasn't it erev Shabbat just a few days ago?  Seven, to be exact, and here it is again. This week we're getting ready to welcome another Shabbat in sunny Florida.

To get in the mood, we're posting our 26th version of Shalom Aleichem, this one by the BaRock Orchestra, a Teaneck, New Jersey based group of musicians.

BaRock ' s talented musicians come from a broad range of musical backgrounds and each one contributes something special and unique. BaRock Orchestra's dedicated teams of musicians bring energy to today's world of Jewish simcha music. Enjoy and Shabbat shalom!
 

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Throwback Thursday Comedy Special: Standup Comic Jackie Mason in His Prime 52 Years Ago


Stand-up comedian Jackie Mason was back in rare form on The Dean Martin show 52 years ago in 1967, three years after the finger-pointing incident on The Ed Sullivan Show that caused Sullivan to ban him from future appearances.

As is evident from this video clip, Mason had fully recovered his timing and comedic talents, putting on a masterful performance, with commentary on government spending, President Johnson, taxation, his psychiatrist, and a brief reference to the Sullivan incident.

Enjoy this nostalgic look back with the original Jackie Mason.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Comedy Showcase: Introducing Standup Comic Ari Ginsberg


Ari Ginsberg is an accountant from Teaneck, New Jersey, who likes to make people laugh. He has performed at New York's Gotham Comedy Club and in area synagogues.

As Cecilia Levine wrote in the Teaneck Daily Voice,
Comedy allows Ginsberg to better express himself.
"I talk about my childhood," he said. "I was so bad at sports I got picked last — and I went to the Jewish school."
"I have a cynical type of view on some of the things in the Orthodox world. The materialism bothers me, so this is an outlet to be more expressive in a humorous way."
Here's Ari at the Gotham Comedy Club. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Super Bowl Explained by Israelis


The Super Bowl, the pinnacle of football frenzy, has made its way to the top of USA sports. But the rest of the world, including Israel, just couldn't care less. Everywhere else, people who are interested in sports, look to soccer, known to them as football or futbol, as their favorite sport.

So the Jewish Agency for Israel posted a video featuring five Israeli men and women trying to answer some basic American football questions:

- What does NFL stand for?
- What happens in a football game?
- How many points do you get for a touchdown? A field goal?
- What is a line of scrimmage?
- What is a quarterback?

Enjoy!

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Monday, February 11, 2019

A Joke to Start the Week - "Chicken at the Movies"


It's always our pleasure to help you start the week off with a smile, and this Monday is no exception. Once again we find a classic joke from the archives of Old Jews Telling Jokes. 

Today's joke teller is Mike Frenkel. Here's the setup: Morris and Sue live in Brooklyn. Sue says to Morris "You know Morris, I'm sick and tired of the chickens that I'm getting from the chicken market. That kosher market all they give me is them skinny chickens. All I get is a lot of bones." And then......

Enjoy!

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