Thursday, December 5, 2019

Throwback Thursday Comedy Special: Billy Crystal Standup from 1977


On this Throwback Thursday we're going back 42 years to 1977 and a standup comedy performance by Billy Crystal on the TV show Midnight Special.

In this set, Billy makes fun of leisure suits, Nehru jackets, corduroy on college campuses, getting phony proof of age, and dealing with a malfunctioning microphone at the senior class high school assembly.

Enjoy!

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Comedian Tiffany Haddish Celebrates Her "Black Mitzvah"


Black and Jewish US comedian Tiffany Haddish is having a bat mitzvah ceremony soon. 

She has released a Netflix stand-up special inspired by the occasion as well. 

As reported by The Times of Israel
Haddish had been kicking around the comedy world and doing guest shots on television programs for some time, but her role in the raunchy comedy “Girls Trip” got her the spotlight she deserved. She was voted Best Supporting Actress by the prestigious New York Film Critics Circle, a rarity for a comedic performance, and ultimately far more impressive than an Oscar.
As a teen she met her biological father, an Eritrean Jew who was living in Los Angeles for a while but went back to his home country when she was three years old. At the same time she started working in comedy clubs and other entertainment jobs. Ironically enough, one of her early gigs was working as part of the party team at bar and bat mitzvahs in Los Angeles.
In recent years, though, Haddish has gotten more interested in exploring her Jewish heritage. She started learning Hebrew and preparing for a bat mitzvah of her own. Indeed, she plans to answer the call to Torah this December 3, her 40th birthday, which just so happens to coincide with the release of her latest comedy special on Netflix, “Black Mitzvah.”
 In a special Sunday night edition of Jimmy Fallon’s “The Tonight Show,” Haddish broke into singing “Hava Nagila,” backed up by The Roots, Fallon’s famous house band.

Enjoy! 

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Jewish Traces in Unexpected Places: Jewish and Japanese Foods Fuse in Brooklyn


She is Japanese. He is Jewish. Together, they cook up all kinds of deliciousness. Meet Sawako Okochi and Aaron Israel. Their love for each other led to marriage, and their love of cooking led to Shalom Japan.

The Brooklyn restaurant merges Japanese and Jewish culinary influences. On the menu? Matzoh ball ramen and a lox bowl version of chirashi. 

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Monday, December 2, 2019

A Joke to Start the Week - "The Best Insurance"


It's another Monday, and it's time for another joke to start the week. Here comes another one from Toronto's Jewish Folks Telling Jokes, a night of comedy to benefit Jewish Family and Child, one of the foremost Jewish service agencies in North America.

We previously posted a few jokes that were told at the event, a Canadian contribution to the world of Jewish humor, probably inspired by the off-Broadway show Old Jews Telling Jokes, still touring around the USA.

We'll be posting more of these jokes on upcoming Mondays. Here's another oldie but goodie, told by Susan Lanczi.

Here's the setup: . An elderly woman goes for a checkup to her physician. The physician is asking many questions about her health. And then...

Enjoy!


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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Comedy Showcase: Gad Elmaleh Sings a Song in Made Up English


We've posted a few video clips by French Moroccan Jewish comedian Gad Elmaleh, and your response has been very positive. So today we're posting another one of his funny bits as shown on the Conan O'Brien show last year.

Before he launched his comedy career which made him France's most popular comedian, Elmaleh played at a piano bar, entertaining customers who didn't speak English.

One day one of the owners asked him to sing a song in English for an important client whose wife was celebrating her birthday and insisted on an English song.

So he made up a song that sounded like English. And everyone joined in. 

Here's the stunt that he pulled off successfully. Enjoy!

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