Friday, January 17, 2014

Stand-up Comedy with Brad Zimmerman - "My Son the Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy"


Brad Zimmerman is a funny guy. He has performed all over the country doing his own stand-up comedy and has been the opening act for more famous performers including Joan Rivers, George Carlin, Billy Crystal, and Gary Shandling.

Brad combines years of acting training and standup, which is evident in Brad’s true pride and joy; his one man show, My Son the Waiter, a Jewish Tragedy, and he has been working on it since 2005. 

In this part stand-up/part theatrical piece Brad tells a story of one man’s lengthy struggle to make it as an actor in New York. His send-ups on his childhood, his family, his misbegotten love life, and his career are as warm and poignant as they are hysterical.

We came across a three minute clip of a stand-up routine by Zimmerman that he later included in his show. In it, he describes the deliberations of a picky customer that he is waiting on, and it gets funnier and funnier as he mimics the hesitation of the customer. 

Watch it -- you'll enjoy it!

(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.)