Thursday, December 24, 2015
The popular off-Broadway show Old Jews Telling Jokes, which played in New York, Chicago, Palm Beach, Coral Springs and other venues, is now playing at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey through Sunday, January 3.
The show is based on the Old Jews Telling Jokes website created in 2008 by Sam Hoffman and Eric Spiegelman. The website and subsequent book, CD, and DVD are the result of their renting a storefront in Highland Park, New Jersey, and videotaping the old jokes told by their parents and friends.
In this video interview from NJTV News, Hoffman and his father, professor and retired judge Barnett Hoffman, reflect on the experience of creating the website and watching it come to life on the stage.
If you're anywhere near New Brunswick, Old Jews Telling Jokes will have you laughing long after you leave the theater. Tickets are available online at the George Street Playhouse website.
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS. 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.)