Tuesday, October 25, 2011
From time to time we like to introduce you to comedians whose work you may not have seen but who we think are funny enough to help start your day off with a smile. Here's a funny bit we found by Susanna Brisk, portraying a frum (very religious) Orthodox woman with nineteen (oops, twenty) children who she's rounding up in the playground.
Susanna Brisk was born Susanna Tsyskin in Estonia in the former Soviet Union, and grew up in Melbourne, Australia. She began writing and performing stand-up comedy at age 17 and by 19 was performing her own material live on Australian television. Her early material was about her experiences as a model.
After appearances on every Australian television network, and three solo shows, Brisk moved to New York at age twenty-three. She became a regular on the New York stand-up circuit, and wrote and performed “JAP- Jewish Australian Princess” which ran at the duplex theatre in Greenwich Village. In the show she played seventeen different characters and a Rachmaninoff concert piano piece and toured to Melbourne, Sydney, and Los Angeles.
She wrote and starred in a comedy production called Mamafied, in which she plays many different types of mothers. We hope you'll like the orthodox mother she plays in this clip.
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