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January 2020

Twin Cities Jewish Humor Fest Presents: YidLife Crisis – YidLive!

January 25 @ 8:00 pm
St. Paul JCC, Martin & Esther Capp Building 1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55116 United States
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$20 – $25

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+) Ticket includes pre-show celebration with food and drink at 7:00 PM Tickets: $20 adv / $25 door PURCHASE TICKETS Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada This performance…

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Twin Cities Jewish Humor Fest Presents: Teen Workshop – Satire and Social Justice

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sabes JCC
$12 – $15

Local satirist and host of Minnesota Tonight Jonathan Gershberg teaches how to write jokes on some of the most challenging issues of our time in the style of The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight and Patriot Act. Participants will practice writing jokes and outlining sketches while receiving individualized feedback. (Ages 14-18) Tickets: $12 adv / $15 door PURCHASE TICKETS

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Tri Together at the J: Indoor Community Team Triathlon

January 26 @ 2:30 pm
Sabes JCC
$15 – $20

Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 2:30 PM Be a part of our second annual indoor team triathlon! Join your fellow JCC members, friends and family in this relaxed "Tag In/Tag Out" style triathlon that takes a community approach to making fitness a fun shared experience for all ages. Register as a team of 2-6 people with a designated team captain and take turns as you work together to complete a full indoor triathlon!   NEW THIS YEAR! Short course  (10 minute…

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Twin Cities Jewish Humor Fest Presents: A Night of Jewish Storytelling

January 27 @ 7:00 pm
Sabes JCC
$12 – $15

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+) Tickets: $12 adv / $15 door PURCHASE TICKETS

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Twin Cities Jewish Humor Fest Presents: Writing Funny w/ Matt Goldman

January 28 @ 7:00 pm
St. Paul JCC, Martin & Esther Capp Building 1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55116 United States
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$12 – $15

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+) Tickets: $12 adv / $15 door PURCHASE TICKETS

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Twin Cities Jewish Humor Fest Presents: Alan Zweibel – A Field Guide to the Jewish People

January 29 @ 7:00 pm
Sabes JCC
$12 – $15

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+) Tickets: $12 adv / $15 door Special Deal: $40 adv ticket & a signed copy of A…

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Twin Cities Jewish Humor Fest Presents: Rising Stars featuring Liza Treyger and Jon Savitt

January 30 @ 7:00 pm
Sabes JCC
$18 – $22

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…

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February 2020

Twin Cities Jewish Humor Fest Presents: Queer Night featuring The El-Salomons

February 1 @ 8:00 pm
Sabes JCC
$20 – $25

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…

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Craft & Chat at the J

February 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Sabes JCC

Join Deborah Taillon, ECC Assistant Director and visual artist, for an afternoon of crafting and chatting! February is a month full of love, and though we are in the heart of winter, we can create warmth by coming together to create meaningful art. Deborah will walk you through the process of creating a beautiful 4”x6” frame for a special photo you may have - perhaps a special family photo, or maybe one from years past that means the world to…

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Twin Cities Jewish Humor Fest Presents: Borscht Belt Time Machine

February 6 @ 7:00 pm
Sabes JCC
$12 – $15

Time travel back to the Borscht Belt! Local comedians will take the stage to deliver the best, most groan-worthy one-liners, accompanied by a live drummer. Tacky refreshments and laughter will be served. Period appropriate attire encouraged. Performed in the Sabes JCC Tychman-Shapiro Gallery exhibit The Last Resort by Robin Schwartzmann. (Ages 16+) Tickets: $12 adv / $15 door PURCHASE TICKETS This event is part of the 11th Annual Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival. For more information, please visit tcjhumorfest.org

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