Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Comedy Showcase: Kevin Israel, Comedian-at-Law


Kevin Israel is a comedian who is also a lawyer. Or he's a lawyer who is also a comedian. Any way you say it, he's a pretty funny guy, one of six lawyers whose Comedians-at-Law perform for law firms and Bar Associations across the country. Now they're branching out and performing for general audiences.

As their comedy careers have blossomed, they realized that as lawyers they have a unique ability: understanding the pressures on attorneys and being able to provide comic material that addresses these issues and concerns. And, having recognized this, they created a show that is geared toward today’s overworked, overstressed, legal professional, and by extension, to anyone looking for a good laugh. 

Kevin really engages the audience in this 13 minute video clip from a recent show and gets a lot of laughs from his jokes about being a lawyer, his name, and his Judaism. But we should warn you that his comparative religion comments might be a little harsh for some viewers and that he uses one of the "Seven George Carlin words that you can't say on radio or TV." As comedians go, we think it's pretty mild, but it's your call whether to watch it or not. If you do, we hope you enjoy it.

(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS.  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)

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