Tuesday, January 22, 2013
There aren't many black-hatted Orthodox Jews among the acts at stand-up comedy clubs, so it's always fun to see the few that venture into this somewhat unforgiving branch of show business.
David Finkelstein seems to be one of them. If we sound equivocal, it's because we can't find other traces of him on YouTube or the rest of the Internet. So is he for real or is he putting us on? We think he's too good to be a beginner at stand-up comedy, but where else has he appeared besides the Broadway Comedy Club? Most comedians have their own web site, but not this one. So we'll keep an eye out for more of his shtick and bring it to you when we find it.
In any event, we think he's funny with a good sense of timing, and we like his understated, dry delivery. In this routine, David talks about life in black clothing, where the only way he can show his individuality is in his choice of underwear.
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(A tip of the kippah and a copy of Jewish Humor on Your Desktop: Old Jokes and New Comedians - Kindle Edition to Eli Kowalsky for bringing this video to our attention.)