Back by popular demand! So many of you sent me emails thanking me for posting about the following comedian but I didn’t except him…fellow JOC (Jew of color), Samson Koletkar, the hilarious Indian Jewish comedian, to personally invite me to his Los Angeles show! (See details below.) Samson will be sharing the stage with one… Continue reading Cool Jewish Events: The Mahatma Moses Tour (Los Angeles/Pasadena, CA)
A clip from Samson Koletkar‘s “Mahatma Moses Comedy Tour” recorded on Aug 11, 2010 at Rooster T Feathers Comedy Club in Sunnyvale, California. When I started attending a Sephardic/Mizrahi shul in Los Angeles and I mentioned to friends that a lot of the congregants were from as far as England, India, Iran, Burma, Iraq, Morocco,… Continue reading REALLY? WAIT, I GOTTA VALIDATE YOUR JUDAISM!
Don’t miss “Circumcise Me” while it’s off-Broadway until May 16, 2010! It’s the must-see Jewish event of the year! It was so good I’m seeing it again and again and again…and bringing my friends and family! Event: “Circumcise Me” starring comedian Yisrael Campbell with comedian/actress Sandra Bernhard talkback following 3pm performanceDate:Time: 3pmPlace: Bleecker Street Theatre,… Continue reading Event: Yisrael Campbell’s "Circumcise Me" with talkback with Sandra Bernhard
Event: CIRCUMCISE ME: The Comedy of Yisrael Campbell Date: Sunday, February 14th, 2010 Time: 8pm Place: Kehilat Yedidya, 12 Lifshutz St. Jerusalem, Israel And if you’re in New York City, the show has been extended through May 16, 2010 which gives you plenty of time to see it twice!!!! The New York City performance schedule… Continue reading Cool Jewish Events: CIRCUMCISE ME: The Comedy of Yisrael Campbell
Whether or not you have, I bet you’ll more than enjoy hearing Reform-then Conservative-then Orthodox Jewish convert and Italian-Irish American comedian Yisrael Campbell telling you about the THREE circumcisions (“a fetish!,” he says) and three conversions that made him the Jew he is today. Below is the trailer for the film “Circumcise Me.” Campbell is… Continue reading Have you been circumcised? A Happy New Year Deal!
I can’t get enough of convert Yisrael Campbell’s jokes. Check out this little bit of shtick about Hanukkah candles. Yeah, Yisrael, sometimes I wish I was a Hanukkah candle, too!
“As they say, ‘third time’s a charm” (Jerusalem Post) 11-4-2009 In Circumcise Me (the film and now an off-Broadway show), Catholic-born comedian, Yisrael Campbell, recounts his journey from Christianity to Orthodox Judaism – a spiritual transformation and physical ordeal that involved not one, not two, but yes, three symbolic circumcisions. Don’t miss his off-Broadway show,… Continue reading Long Overdue Conversion in the News Roundup