Sunday, February 14, 2010
Comedy Showcase: Meet Bernie Fursh and Sheba Mason, Stand-up Comedians Performing Next Week in Franklin Lakes, NJ
(Today is Rosh Chodesh Adar, and Adar is THE month for laughter and merriment. As our sages say, Mishenichnas Adar Marbim B'Simcha -- When Adar arrives, we increase our joy. And what better way to increase our joy than to get ready for Purim -- less than two weeks from today. We'll be posting Purim parodies among our regular postings between now and the big day, February 28.)
If you're anywhere near Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, next Saturday night, February 20th, and looking for an evening of hilarious comedy, you're in luck.
Stand-up Jewish comics Bernie Fursh and Sheba Mason will be on stage at Temple Emanuel of North Jersey, 558 High Mountain Road in Franklin Lakes at 8 pm.
Bernie Fursh's refreshing comedic style makes audiences laugh at the clever twists and double entendres, known in his circles as "Bernie-isms." Bernie, aka Bernie Furshpan, was a finalist at the 2009 NYC Funniest Jewish Comedian Contest, and is a regular at Comic Strip Live, Caroline's Comedy Club and Gotham Comedy Club in New York City.
Joining Bernie on the comedy bill is Sheba Mason, yes, the daughter of legendary comedian Jackie Mason. Sheba appears weekly at Stand Up New York, New York Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, and Joe Franklin's Comedy Club.
Often compared to her father, the critics have said "her sardonic humor, reminiscent of Jackie Mason's sense of comedy, her impeccable timing and her inner ability to cause a roomful of people in a cabaret-style atmosphere to laugh at her shortcomings" was amazing.
Ticket prices are $30 in advance and $36 at the door. For more information, call 201-560-0200.
For a preview of Sheba's stand-up routine, click on the video below. Enjoy!