Friday, June 11, 2010

Meet Lt. Colonel Dave Rosner - The Marine Corps' Only Stand-up Jewish Comedian

Lieutenant Colonel Dave Rosner is the only Jewish stand-up comic in the United States Marine Corps.  He is also a political and military commentator, spokesman, speaker, producer, writer, and actor.

Rosner’s seeming contradictions - Jewish-Marine, Marine-Comedian, Observant Jew in the Marines, and right leaning politics as a Jew have been written about in The Wall Street Journal, The Jewish Week, The New York Sun, The Forward, TimeOut New York, and Mann About Town. 

He has performed comedy in clubs, synagogues, veteran’s hospitals, and military bases in the United States, Australia, Canada, Kuwait, and Iraq.  

As a political and military commentator Dave offers a distinctive take on world events. His life experiences as a U. S. Marine with specialties in Public Affairs (Media), Marine Air Ground Task Force Intelligence, and Ground Supply (Logistics) combined with having lived in Israel and Australia, a veteran of two wars, Desert Storm (Gulf War One) and Iraq, and being raised in a non observant Jewish family and then becoming observant gives Dave a very unique insight. He has appeared on Fox News “The Strategy Room,” and The Comcast Network's “It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle.”

Last week, Rosner was interviewed on the FOX Business Network, where he talked about life in the Marines as a Jew and a comedian, and how he was referred to as "Mazel Tov Cocktail" and "Full Metal Foreskin."  Here's the video of the interview, followed by Rosner delivering his stand-up shtick in front of a Jewish audience.  Enjoy!