Friday, May 9, 2014

Comedienne and Storyteller Annie Korzen on Synagogues, Churches, Buffets, and Being an Outsider


Take a Jewish nonbeliever, put her in a synagogue with gospel singers, and in an Easter service in a church with a husband who's starving from breakfast deprivation and thinks the wafers and wine being distributed are a kind of kiddush, and what do you get?

Well, of course it's Annie Korzen, Seinfeld's Doris Klompus, Old Jews Telling Jokes veteran, and storyteller extraordinaire who blends these experiences into a funny story and a lesson about being an outsider.

As the story unfolds, we and the audience are treated to Annie's funny observations on the differences between Jews and Lutherans in the way they dress and the foods they serve on their buffet tables

We've featured Annie before on Jewish Humor Central, with her stories about her son's wedding and her post-partum blues, and a video clip of her Yenta Unplugged solo show.

Enjoy! 

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4 comments:

  1. She says, "I dont believe in G-d"...........it's hard for me to "hear" much of anything else given THAT as framework for the rest of her shtick......what I DID hear was alot of mixed-messages and confusion. NOT someone I can or want to relate to. Sorry.

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    1. Reading this comment brings the word "hypocrite" to mind. Old Cowboy

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  2. Annie has a great way of looking at the world. She has a wonderful sense of humor and her part about Kevin & Saul was very moving.

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