Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Jewish Comedy From Down Under: Australian Comic Jack Felman as Everyone's Favorite Jewish Grandmother
Jack Felman is a medical doctor in general practice in Melbourne, Australia. He has been writing and performing comedy for 30 years. Twenty years ago he created the Bubba, everyone's favorite Jewish grandmother, a character who loves to give unwanted advice and who is well known to Melbourne and Sydney audiences. In this segment she (he) carries on about wedding gowns, brides, collagen and botox injections.
It seems that Australian comics have dual careers. We give a tip of the kippah to Robert Weil whom we profiled in October 2010 -- a Melbourne businessman who does his comedy shtick at weddings in the persona of Rabbi Mordy Katz, and who brought the Bubba to our attention. Enjoy!
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