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January 2018

Comedian Adam Grabowski with Special Guest Chuck Gollop

January 20 @ 7:30 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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$18

The Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival Presents Comedian Adam Grabowski with Special Guest Chuck Gollop. Winner of 2017 APCA Comic of the Year, Adam Grabowski has been ranked the #1 College Comedian for a record-breaking, four times in a row! After headlining in 47 states, Adam was featured on America’s Got Talent and named the “funniest one” by Simon Cowell. Adam’s interactive, ever-evolving progressive form of stand-up comedy has been showcased in hundreds of clubs across the country. Adam is the founder of…

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Film: The Last Laugh

January 21 @ 2:00 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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$12

The Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival presents a special film screening of The Last Laugh. The Holocaust would seem to be an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy. But is it? History shows that even victims of Nazi concentration camps used humor as a means of survival and resistance. Still, any use of comedy in connection with this horror risks diminishing the suffering of millions. So where is the line? If the Holocaust is taboo, what are the implications for other controversial…

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Really Spicy Opera Presents: A Pickle

January 22 @ 7:30 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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$14

The Twin Cities Jewish Humor Fest  along with Really Spicy Opera presents: A Pickle by Deborah Yarchun and performed by Angela Timberman. A hit of the 2017 MN Fringe Festival, A Pickle is a one-woman show about pickles, ignorance, prejudice and the Minnesota State Fair. The Fair rejects Doris’ traditional kosher pickles, claiming that they “look” spoiled. Something funky’s going on and she’s going to raise hell about it! A true story, this darkly comedic play looks at pickle prejudice.…

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Diaspora Boy with Writer and Artist Eli Valley

January 24 @ 7:30 pm
Black Stack Brewery, 755 Prior Ave North
St. Paul, MN United States
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$14

The Twin Cities Jewish Humor Fest along with Books and Brewhaha presents: DIASPORA BOY: COMICS ON CRISIS IN AMERICA AND ISRAEL WITH WRITER AND ARTIST, ELI VALLEY Special Warm-Up by The Chosen Few An evening with writer/artist Eli Valley and his first full-scale anthology, Diaspora Boy, provides an essential retrospective of America and Israel at a turning point. Valley’s work has been featured in The Nation, The New Republic, The Village Voice, The Nib, The Guardian, The Daily Beast, Gawker and elsewhere. His…

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Comedian Gina Gold with Wendy Berkowitz

January 25 @ 7:30 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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$14

The Twin Cities Jewish Humor Fest presents Comedian Gina Gold with Wendy Berkowitz Gina Gold is an African American, Jewish humorist, filmmaker and stage artist. She grew up in a New York neighborhood thinking “oy vey” was something all black people said. After telling a story called Hands Up on NPR’s radio show Snap Judgment, Gina fell in love with storytelling and started producing her own series, TMI (Too Much Information) featuring a rotating cast of storytellers that gives an unadulterated, often hardcore look at life. Local…

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Jess Salomon & Deanne Smith

January 27 @ 7:30 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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The Twin Cities Jewish Humor Fest presents Jess Salomon & Deanne Smith. Hosted by Emily Saltzman of JPRIDE Jess Salomon is a Jewish lesbian, former UN war crimes lawyer, turned stand-up comic. The Montreal Metro has called her comedy “charming and intelligent.” Jess’s festival credits include Just for Laugh’s OFFJFL and ZOOFEST, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, The Laughing Skull Festival, The Boston Comedy Festival, The Cape Fear Comedy Festival, Odd Block, and The Ice Breakers Festival. Her writing has…

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Workshop: ARTrageous Mad Lib Collages

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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$5

The Twin Cities Jewish Humor Fest presents a Workshop: ARTrageous Mad Lib Collages. This wacky workshop for kids and families is full of nothing but fun! First, ARTrageous Adventures owner, Amanda Vallone will guide families on a mad-lib, storytelling adventure, and then the fun and interactive story that is created by the group will inform the visual art workshop to follow! Families will collaborate on an artistic collage combining animal and human characteristics. Feel free to bring photos of your pets…

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GALLERY EXHIBIT RECEPTION: Picture This: Encountering Humor

January 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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The Twin Cities Jewish Humor Fest presents a Gallery Exhibit Reception for Picture This: Encountering Humor. Humor can be experienced in many ways. This clever exhibit features fun, funny and witty photographs by Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School 7th and 8th grade photography students, art instructor Victoria Thor and local artist Debra Fisher Goldstein. Victoria Thor is in her 18th year teaching art at HMJDS. In the past few years she has returned to photography and is currently exploring printmaking. Debra…

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February 2018

PERFORMANCE: Tuesday’s With Morrie

February 8 @ 7:30 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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$20

Based on the best-selling book by Mitch Albom and adapted for the stage by Albom and renowned playwright and screen writer Jeffrey Hatcher (Mr. Holmes, Casanova, Stage Beauty), TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE is the hilarious and heart-warming story of the relationship between sportswriter Mitch, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie's appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is…

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PERFORMANCE: Tuesday’s With Morrie

February 9 @ 7:30 pm
Sabes JCC, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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$20

Based on the best-selling book by Mitch Albom and adapted for the stage by Albom and renowned playwright and screen writer Jeffrey Hatcher (Mr. Holmes, Casanova, Stage Beauty), TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE is the hilarious and heart-warming story of the relationship between sportswriter Mitch, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie’s appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is…

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