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TWIN CITIES JEWISH
HUMOR FESTIVAL

Thanks for another great Twin Cities Jewish Humor Fest.
The festival returns January 2021. Stay tuned for updates!

2020 Twin Cities Jewish Humorfest
ARCHIVE

OPENING NIGHT

YidLife Crisis presents YidLive!

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2020
8 PM • ST. PAUL JCC

Join Jamie & Eli, the creators and stars of the award-winning Yiddish-ish web series YidLife Crisis – in the fleisch! The boychiks from Montreal present an evening of comedy, film and music reflecting their unique take on the modern Jewish experience. No knowledge of Yiddish required. Sense of humor requested.
(Ages 18+)

Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada

A Night of Jewish Storytelling

MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2020
7 PM • SABES JCC

An evening of true and colorful stories told by select members of the Twin Cities Jewish community, that mixes tender with hilarity. Curated and directed by Allison Broeren of Word Sprout Storytelling.
(Ages 16+)

Writing Funny w/ Matt Goldman

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2020
7 PM • ST. PAUL JCC

Join Emmy winning television producer, writer and novelist Matt Goldman for an intimate conversation where he breaks down the process behind his success writing for shows like Seinfeld, Ellen and The New Adventures of Old Christine. TV enthusiasts, Seinfeld aficionados and literary lovers will enjoy this rare peak behind the curtain.
(Ages 16+)
 

Rising Stars featuring
Liza Treyger and Jon Savitt

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020
7 PM • SABES JCC

Catch two of the rising stars of the comedy world before they fly off into the stratosphere.
(Ages 18+)

Liza Treyger
Liza Treyger is a Chicago-bred stand-up comic who now resides in NYC. Treyger most recently filmed her Netflix half-hour stand-up comedy special which is part of a new series called The Degenerates. She has performed at comedy festivals such as Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, Clusterfest in San Francisco, and Moontower in Austin, Texas. Treyger has appeared on television series such as Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central, Chelsea Lately, and is one of Comedy Central’s ‘Comics to Watch’.

Jon Savitt
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Jon Savitt is a comedian and writer with work featured in outlets including Funny or Die, College Humor, Washington Post, TIME, and more. He’s also a past contributor to the comedy series Good Mythical Morning and recently released a musical comedy album titled Jon Savitt Sings Bad Love Songs. Find him on Twitter @savittj.

CLOSING NIGHT

Stand Up! Records presents
Queer Night featuring
The El-Salomons

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020
8 PM • SABES JCC

The El-Salomons take the motto ‘make love not war’ very personally. Jess Salomon, a Jewish-Canadian comedian, and Eman El-Hussieni, a Palestinian-Canadian comedian who have each performed at dozens of festivals and appeared on several television shows, take the stage together since their marriage in 2016. While never shying away from their differences, the El-Salomon’s bring a fresh perspective hilariously demonstrating how love, and a good sense of humor, can triumph over animosity.
(Ages 18+)

Ticket includes pre-show celebration with food and drink at 7:00 PM

Presented by Stand Up! Records
Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada
This performance will be ASL-interpreted.

 

Alan Zweibel presents:
A Field Guide to the Jewish People

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2020
7 PM • SABES JCC

Acclaimed humorist and writer on the original cast of Saturday Night Live, Alan Zweibel presents his new book A Field Guide to the Jewish People. Co-written with comedians Dave Barry and Adam Mansbach, the authors dissect every holiday, rite of passage, and tradition, unravel a long and complicated history, and tackle the tough questions that have been plaguing the long-suffering Jewish people everywhere for centuries.
(Ages 16+)

Presented by
Co-presented by Gloria Kumagai and Steve Savitt

Borscht Belt Time Machine

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2020
7 PM • SABES JCC

Time travel back to the Borscht Belt!

The gallery becomes a time machine to the bygone era of Borscht Belt resort night life. Local Jewish comedians will read some of the best, sappiest routines from the pioneers of stand up, accented by a drummer playing rimshot sounds after each punchline. Virgin versions of period appropriate drinks, tacky snacks, and laughter will be served. Performed in the Sabes JCC Tychman-Shapiro Gallery exhibit The Last Resort by Robin Schwartzmann.

 


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