Thursday, January 31, 2013

Standup Comedy From Joel Chasnoff: On Jewish Parenting, Marriage, and Orthodox Jewish Cheerleaders


Joel Chasnoff is one of our favorite standup comics. We started posting his routines in early 2010 and revisited his humor in 2011 and 2012. We posted Joel's funny observations on traveling, playing on a yeshiva basketball team, foreign languages, and Passover.

If you're not familiar with Joel as a standup comic, you may have read his funny book, The 188th Crybaby Brigade, about his adventures as an American in the Israeli army. It's a hilarious coming-of-age tale in which Chasnoff takes readers into the barracks, across international borders, over, under, and through political fences, and face-to-face with the absurd reality of life in the Israeli Army. 

Here's a 12 minute gem - a collection of Joel's funny reflections on Jewish parenting and marriage, Orthodox Jewish cheerleaders, and speaking Dutch and Chinese.

Enjoy!

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