Friday, October 2, 2015

Comedy Showcase: A Joel Chasnoff Stand-up Performance


We're always delighted to find another video clip of comedian Joel Chasnoff performing before a live audience.  We just found one of his stand-up routines that he performed in 2013 at a Union for Reform Judaism biennial meeting.

We've been following Joel's comedy since 2010, when we started posting some of his funny routines about traveling, Jewish day school basketball, and Jewish holidays.

Joel’s comedy is a smart mix of personal anecdotes and keen observational humor, centered around the theme of the absurdity of modern American Jewish life.

Joel, a former Lone Soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, will be performing at a comedy night in Englewood, New Jersey on Thursday night, October 29, to benefit The Lone Soldier Center.

Enjoy!

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6 comments:

  1. This man is not funny. He's nasty and either ignorant or plays on the ignorance of other Jews.

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  2. His book is WONDERFUL. He also does some wonderful educational humor. I don't understand how he missed the mark on this act.

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  3. Turned it off after he said he's the "Shabbos goy" for his apt building. Hope he was kidding.

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  4. It's unfortunate that the video audio doesn't pick up the audience laughter -- I'm sure there was plenty. It's interesting how our impressions of performers (especially comedians) are impacted by hearing the reactions of others. In any case, Joel is a very funny, very mentchy guy who, like Bob Alper, allows us to laugh at ourselves without being self-hating. The negative criticism here is unfortunate.

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