twin cities jewish Humor Festival

JANUARY 14 - JANUARY 22, 2017

The Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival, is gearing up for its 7th year! The Humor Festival combines one-act plays, one-person shows, music performance, stand-up and improvisational comedy, story-telling, film, visual art, workshops, and so much more - all in celebration of the Jewish contribution to the world of humor! For more information on next years festival, contact Claire Avitabile at cavitabile@sabesjcc.org or 952.381.3447.

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OPENING NIGHT
CAROL LEIFER

with Special Guest Adam Grabowski

Saturday, January 14 at 7:30pm
LOCATION: Sabes JCC

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Carol Liefer is a sought-after comedy writer and producer who has written for such shows as Saturday Night Live, Seinfeld, The Larry Sanders Show and Modern Family. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, Late Night with David Letterman, Larry King Live and The Howard Stern Show. Carol draws on her natural gifts as a storyteller to weave an interconnected tale that touches on her Jewish upbringing, her experiences as a woman in the male-dominated entertainment industry, and her coming out as a lesbian at the age of 40.

Recommended for 16+ (language/content).

Purchase tickets for Sabes JCC Events $15 Advance;
$18 Same Day

Ticket includes pre-show celebration with food and drink.


FILM:
JERRY LEWIS: THE MAN BEHIND THE CLOWN

MN PREMIERE

Sunday, January 15 at 2:00pm
LOCATION: Sabes JCC

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Since the early days, Jerry Lewis – in the line of Chaplin, Keaton and Laurel – had the masses laughing with his visual gags, pantomime sketches and signature slapstick humor. Yet Lewis was far more than just a clown. He was also a groundbreaking filmmaker whose unquenchable curiosity led him to write, produce, & direct many of the films. Who is the man behind the clown?

France/USA, 2016 | English & French with English subtitles | 61 Minutes | Documentary/ Biography/Comedy

Directed by Gregory Monro.

Purchase tickets for Sabes JCC Events $10 Advance;
$12 Same Day


NOT SO KOSHER

with @CRAZYJEWISHMOM

Sunday, January 15 at 7:30pm
LOCATION: St. Paul JCC

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Host Becca Kvasnik (aka Bexy) welcomes Kim Friedman and Kate Siegel, the mother-daughter duo behind the hit Instagram account @CrazyJewishMom and the new memoir Mother, Can You Not? Enjoy the embarrassing moments, hilarious celebrations, and outrageous stories that make up their unique mother-daughter dynamic.

Recommended for 18+.

Purchase tickets for Sabes JCC Events $12 Advance;
$14 Same Day

This event is made possible by the Jewish Book Council and Back Room Stewdios.


DIE LAUGHING WITH WILLIAM NOVAK

Wednesday, January 18 at 7:30pm
LOCATION: St. Paul JCC

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From the co-creator of the celebrated Big Book of Jewish Humor comes a laugh-out-loud collection of jokes about growing older that makes fun of memory loss, marriages, medicine, sex, the afterlife, and much more. Book sale and signing to follow.

Recommended for 16+.

Purchase tickets for Sabes JCC Events $12 Advance;
$14 Same Day

This event is made possible by the Jewish Book Council.


ANXIETY TONIGHT (PIGTAILS ARE KOSHER)
WITH MIRIAM PLOTKIN

Thursday, January 19 at 7:30pm
LOCATION: Sabes JCC

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Everybody knows you can’t get through the winter season without “Schlepping” and “Kvetching” and “Fressing”! No problem, we’ll fix it. Really. It’s no trouble. Get ready to laugh your “OY” off with Miriam Plotkin’s Jewish-themed, one-woman cabaret show filled with humorous parody songs in true Allan Sherman fashion.

Recommended for 16+.

Purchase tickets for Sabes JCC Events $12 Advance;
$14 Same Day


SATURDAY NIGHT COMEDY WITH RABBI BOB ALPER

Saturday, January 21 at 7:30pm
LOCATION: Sabes JCC

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Rabbi Bob Alper, the rabbi-comedian with a 30-year comedy career, draws tremendous media attention, and among others, has been seen on The Early Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Showtime, BBC, and CNN. He is the author of Life Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This, The Rabbi Confesses, and Thanks. I Needed That.

Recommended for 18+.

Purchase tickets for Sabes JCC Events $12 Advance;
$14 Same Day

Ticket includes pre-show reception with food and drink.


THEATRE OF FOOLS PRESENTS SERIOUS NONSENSE

Sunday, January 22 at 2:00pm
LOCATION: Sabes JCC

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For 25 years Theatre of Fools’ founders Lloyd Brant and Rosie Cole have toured their unique brand of absurd theatrics to festivals and theaters across the USA. They have performed at many diverse venues from the Guthrie Theatre to Disneyland. Serious Nonsense weaves theater, circus, and magic into a unique fun filled show perfect for the entire family. All ages welcome!

Recommended for 18+.

Purchase tickets for Sabes JCC Events $10 Advance; $12 Same Day;
Free for children 12 and under


The Sabes Jewish Community Center and the St Paul Jewish Community Center are multifaceted organizations offering educational, social, cultural, recreational, and fitness to the entire community. Program and service areas include early childhood education, health & fitness, recreation, Jewish arts & humanities, senior services, afterschool programs, day camp, special events and more.