Friday, June 6, 2014
Bobby Slayton has been performing politically incorrect stand-up comedy for over 30 years. In comedy clubs and on TV shows, he has been know as the "Pit Bull of Comedy" and "Yid Vicious."
This week Slayton is in Israel as one of four comedians performing on stages in Gush Etzion, Raanana, Modiin, Tel Aviv, Beit Shemesh, and Jerusalem in the bi-annual Comedy for Koby tour organized by Los Angeles comedian Avi Liberman. The tour has been operating in Israel since 2002, with new stand-up comedians performing every year.
Comedy for Koby has become a fundraising vehicle to support the Koby Mandell Foundation, which was started in 2001 by Rabbi Seth and Sherri Mandell, the parents of Koby Mandell, who with his friend Yosef Ishran was brutally murdered by terrorists near their home in Israel.
The foundation provides a Jewish response to the impact of terror and tragedy— helping bereaved mothers, fathers,widows, orphans and siblings re-build their lives, and create meaning out of suffering.
Programs bridge the isolation children and adults experience after the loss of a loved one. The emotional, physical, and spiritual healing process in the program engenders a support network for grieving families.
Here's a preview of Slayton's stand-up comedy that will be seen by audiences throughout Israel between June 5 and June 12.
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