Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Annie Korzen, comedian, actress, writer, and lecturer, is also a regular at spoken-word performances at Los Angeles literary salons. In February we posted a video clip from Yenta Unplugged, her solo show, and we got requests from many readers for more.
Annie is also a regular on the Old Jews Telling Jokes website, so we considered posting some of her jokes. But our family-friendly language policy keeps us from sharing them.
So we found another way to bring you some of her humor. Annie's only son got married recently and she wrote an essay sharing her mixed feelings about this major milestone in their lives. Alternately happy and wistful, she comes to grips with her reservations about the formality and Jewishness of the affair, and expresses some discomfort with the proceedings. But in the end, she acknowledges the benefits of tradition and gaining a daughter, even though her son is leaving his mother for another woman.
(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.)