Friday, July 6, 2012

Man on the Street: What Israelis Really Know About the US and Canada


On July 4 the United States celebrated Independence Day and on July 1 Canadians celebrated Canada Day. In Israel a few random Israelis got the opportunity to show their knowledge of the USA and Canada, or lack thereof, with HaHafuch's "Man in the Street" interviews with Molly Livingstone, the comedy troupe's co-founder.

HaHafuch, the comedy and improv troupe by and for native English speakers in Israel, has been performing at irregular intervals in various performance spaces in Jerusalem. In addition to staging these live performances, the HaHafuchers film stand-alone skits and staged events like this one for distribution via the internet. We posted their satire Real Housewives of Jerusalem here last December.

Molly, in addition to acting as the "man in the street" for these HaHafuch walks, takes part in the producing, writing, filming, directing and acting in the group's performances. Her main goals for the future include the group's touring all over Israel and eventually the world, teaching improvisation to locals, international students and tourists alike and showing the world the funny side of Israel.

If you're planning a trip to Jerusalem, check the HaHafuch website before you go. They just might be performing at a theater near you during your stay.  Enjoy!

(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.)