Monday, May 24, 2010
The Catskill mountain resorts in New York were the original "Comedy Central," nurturing the stand-up comedy genre and so many Jewish comedians who used the nightly shows to sharpen up their performances.
Sadly, many of the resort hotels and the comedians are no longer with us, but some of the comedians are still doing their thing, in Florida, on cruise ships, and on cable TV.
One of the best and most polished of the Catskill comics, Mal Z. Lawrence, has been touring the country during recent months, as a solo act and with other performers such as Mike Burstyn.
Here is a video clip of Lawrence at his best, with an adoring audience in Florida. Enjoy!