Old Jews Telling JokesThe Westside Theatre
Valid all performances January 8—March 24, 2013
Tuesday-Thursday 7; Friday & Saturday 8; Wednesday & Saturday 2; Sunday 3
Critics are raving about OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES. Variety calls it “convulsively funny!” “Edgy, intimate and authentic. The laughs-per-minute are as high as anything you’ll find onstage,” says The New Yorker. And The Huffington Post calls it “a non-stop laugh fest.”
Created by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES showcases five actors in a revue that pays tribute to and reinvents classic jokes of the past and present. Think you’ve heard them all before?
Not this way. The show also features comic songs—brand-new and satisfyingly old—as well as tributes to some of the giants of the comedy world and to the Old Jews Telling Jokes website, which inspired the show. If you’ve ever had a mother, visited a doctor or walked into a bar with a priest, a rabbi and a frog, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES will sit in the dark, give you a second opinion and ask you where you got that. “Would it kill you to pay a visit?” (The New York Times)