Sunday, June 30, 2013
Comedian and story teller Annie Korzen has done it again. In February and again in April we posted two of her funny works, a video clip of her Yenta Unplugged solo show and a reading of her feelings about a Jewish wedding, specifically her son's wedding.
Last week Annie took to the microphone at Tales by the Sea, a popular spoken word venue in Malibu, California, to deliver a monologue about what was going through her head as she prepared to give birth to her son and the aftermath of the blessed event.
Annie played the role of Doris Klompus on Seinfeld, has appeared on other TV shows and films and is also a regular on the Old Jews Telling Jokes website.
In Post-Partum Blues, Annie tells of the effects of buying into the natural childbirth dogmas of the '60s, greeting her newborn son with tears of profound and hopeless terror ("Who is this creature, and how the hell am I supposed to keep him alive?" She shares the real truth about the imiracle of childbirth ("It is a miracle that anyone who has been through it is willing to do it again.")
She shares her experience in starting motherhood in the cold and windy countryside in Denmark, home of her husband's parents, which only makes the story funnier. We won't spoil it for you by quoting more lines -- you have to see and hear it for yourself.
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO IS NOT VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY. 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.)