Tuesday, April 19, 2016
OK, so Sebastian Maniscalco isn't your typical Jewish comedian. That's because he's an Italian-American comedian who had the good fortune to be invited to a Passover seder.
Why good fortune? Because it gave him a basis for a short comedy routine that's making its way around the Internet and is being distributed by the Israel Video Network this week.
We're so used to the annual preparations for the seder and its familiar structure that it's easy not to realize that someone who has never participated in this wonderful and delicious evening ritual might view the proceedings quite differently.
In this video, Maniscalco describes the seder with fresh comedic eyes as a non-Jew who was invited to what he assumed would be an ordinary dinner, not an evening where "pamphlets" would be passed out and read for two hours before being served celery and crackers.
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