Monday, December 26, 2011
On Chanukah we sometimes get so carried away with music videos and other topics that we forget about the content that many of our readers are asking for -- jokes and comedy, usually of the stand-up variety.
So as not to disappoint our comedy fans, we're bringing you a new, complete 23-minute comedy routine that was performed last Monday evening at a Chinese Auction and comedy night sponsored by Chabad of the Conejo in Agoura Hills, California.
The comedian is Avi Liberman, an Israeli-born, Texas-raised Los Angeles resident who delivers family-friendly humor. Twice every year, he brings a group of comedians to Israel to perform for the Koby Mandell Foundation, which works on behalf of terror victims' families and is named after the 13-year-old who was murdered by terrorists near his Tekoa home on May 8, 2001.
At the start of the routine, Liberman jokes that at Jewish functions he is often asked by a rabbi to avoid telling jokes about drugs, chairs (because women sit on chairs with a part of the body that may not be appropriate to joke about), or paper (because pornography is often printed on paper and jokes about paper could lead to mixed dancing.) But he manages to hit a lot of topics that should resonate and help to get your day started with some laughter. They include explaining Jewish holidays to non-Jews, Israeli auto mechanics, observations on levels of religiosity, flying El Al, and how to interpret elementary school report cards. Enjoy!
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