Bring Your Own Baby Comedy

Having a baby no longer means saying good-bye to enjoying the best live comedy stars from the circuit and TV.

Bring Your Own Baby Comedy is the lunchtime comedy club for parents, where babies under 15 months* can come too...and it’s coming to JW3 annual Jewish Comedy Festival in December!

As well as being an awesome night out during the day, this is one Comedy Club where your babies are most welcomed - we have soft flooring, toys and more, plus plenty of buggy parking, baby changing and helping hands to make everyone’s day out as relaxed as possible.

Relaxed we said? More like “laughing your lungs out”… because we have amazing acts bringing the giggles to all parents:

Andrea Hubert’s eccentric and dark humour has the audience in hysterics. (she has) the charisma and confidence of a natural performer” (said Broadway Baby), Ian Stone - star of Mock The Week – is "like a cross between Tony Hancock and Frankie Howard, probably better than we deserve. Ultimately, it is the sheer quantity of funny material that really impresses" (according to The List) and Alyssa Kyria, the Funny Mummy, is simply "Sensational!" (that’s The Mirror speaking, not us). 

Ticket Price: £13.50 (advance) / £15 on the door, advance booking is recommended.

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Add to Calendar 10/12/2019 11:30:00 10/12/2019 11:30:00 Bring Your Own Baby Comedy Having a baby no longer means saying good-bye to enjoying the best live comedy stars from the circuit and TV. Bring Your Own Baby Comedy is the lunchtime comedy club for parents, where babies under 15 months* can come too...and it’s coming to JW3 annual Jewish Comedy Festival in December! As well as being an awesome night out during the day, this is one Comedy Club where your babies are most welcomed - we have soft flooring, toys and more, plus plenty of buggy parking, baby changing and helping hands to make everyone’s day out as relaxed as possible. JW3 JW3 DD/MM/YYYY

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Jew-O-Rama

Having played the Camden Fringe 2017, Leicester Comedy Festival 2018 and  Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019, Jew-O-Rama heads to bringing you the best Jewish stand-up comedy in the country. Hosted by Philip Simon.

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Add to Calendar 12/12/2019 19:00:00 12/12/2019 19:00:00 Jew-O-Rama Having played the Camden Fringe 2017, Leicester Comedy Festival 2018 and  Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019, Jew-O-Rama heads to bringing you the best Jewish stand-up comedy in the country. Hosted by Philip Simon. JW3 JW3 DD/MM/YYYY

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“KUGELRONI!” with Italian American Jewish comedian, Mike Capozzola

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You Don't Have to be Jewish

A Freudian slip is when you say one thing and mean your mother. What is it about Jews and comedy? Come and discover the links between Freud, humour and Judaism in this special comedy festival panel hosted by scholar Jaice Sara Titus, with Dr Brian Kaplan MD, comedian and writer David
Schneider, comedian Arnold Brown, academic and author of The Jewish Joke Devorah Baum, and many more.

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Add to Calendar 08/12/2019 16:30:00 08/12/2019 16:30:00 You Don't Have to be Jewish A Freudian slip is when you say one thing and mean your mother. What is it about Jews and comedy? Come and discover the links between Freud, humour and Judaism in this special comedy festival panel hosted by scholar Jaice Sara Titus, with Dr Brian Kaplan MD, comedian and writer David Schneider, comedian Arnold Brown, academic and author of The Jewish Joke Devorah Baum, and many more. JW3 JW3 DD/MM/YYYY

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Jess Robinson: Work In Progress

Award-winning performer Jess Robinson entertains with spot-on celebrity impressions, musical comedy, stunning vocal gymnastics and her incredible live band. A dizzying journey through hilarious impressions – from Shakira to Streisand via Adele, Amy Winehouse and even Kate Bush. Robinson serves up a feast of musical styles and genres.  
 
As seen on The Imitation Game (ITV), Celebrity Game Night (Channel 5), The Last Leg (Channel 4), Dead Ringers, The Now Show (BBC Radio 4) and BGT.  
 
‘A star is born' -The Metro 
 
'Pitch perfect' -Telegraph 
 
It’s like a mega concert with all your favourite stars’ -ITV 
 
Writer: Jess Robinson 
Director and co-writer: Matthew Crosby 
Musical Director: Michael Roulston  
Bass: Rob Lamont  
Drums: Jonathan Kitching  

 

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Add to Calendar 18/07/2019 19:30:00 18/07/2019 19:30:00 Jess Robinson: Work In Progress Award-winning performer Jess Robinson entertains with spot-on celebrity impressions, musical comedy, stunning vocal gymnastics and her incredible live band. A dizzying journey through hilarious impressions – from Shakira to Streisand via Adele, Amy Winehouse and even Kate Bush. Robinson serves up a feast of musical styles and genres.    As seen on The Imitation Game (ITV), Celebrity Game Night (Channel 5), The Last Leg (Channel 4), Dead Ringers, The Now Show (BBC Radio 4) and BGT.    ‘A star is born' -The Metro    JW3 JW3 DD/MM/YYYY

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Aaron Simmonds: Disabled Coconut

Join 2017 Jewish Comedian of the Year and wheelchair enthusiast Aaron Simmonds as he recalls how his first paid gig led to him performing on BBC Two, and what happens when you’re being trolled online because you are not disabled enough.  
 
As heard on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live. 
 
BBC New Comedian of the Year finalist (2017) 
 
‘His routine unfolded with great, measured skill. A class act.’ - Chortle 

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Add to Calendar 26/06/2019 19:30:00 26/06/2019 19:30:00 Aaron Simmonds: Disabled Coconut Join 2017 Jewish Comedian of the Year and wheelchair enthusiast Aaron Simmonds as he recalls how his first paid gig led to him performing on BBC Two, and what happens when you’re being trolled online because you are not disabled enough.     As heard on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live.    BBC New Comedian of the Year finalist (2017)    ‘His routine unfolded with great, measured skill. A class act.’ - Chortle  JW3 JW3 DD/MM/YYYY

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Stand-Up Comedy Workshop

with Lynn Ruth Miller

Learn the basics of what it takes to launch a stand-up comedy career. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of joke-telling, write your first three to five minute set and then perform it before the group in a friendly and accepting atmosphere. 

We will all discuss together ideas on how to sharpen each joke. It is up to you to edit your set after the workshop and polish your craft at open mike's to practice and refine the set you have written. Be sure to come prepared with ideas of what you want to talk about in the set you will write. Pick something that you think is ridiculous or silly. This can be the new emphasis on diets, the crazy routines you do, the way you deal with children or partners, or the things that make you angry: sexism, prejudice; rules and regulations, attitudes….that kind of thing. 

This workshop is meant to be fun. The goal is to make each other laugh. 

Lynn Ruth Miller (LRM) widely acknowledged as ‘the world’s oldest comedian’
Having previously worked as a writer and journalist for 40 years LRM began her career as a comic at the age of 70. Now at 84 she has since created 8 full-length solo shows, spanning cabaret, burlesque, stand-up and storytelling.
She has hosted two television shows published two novels, two short story collections and now performs stand-up comedy internationally and appeared on Britain’s Got Talent

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Add to Calendar 02/12/2018 16:00:00 02/12/2018 16:00:00 Stand-Up Comedy Workshop Learn the basics of what it takes to launch a stand-up comedy career. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of joke-telling, write your first three to five minute set and then perform it before the group in a friendly and accepting atmosphere.  JW3 DD/MM/YYYY

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New Jewish Comedian of the Year (Final)

Come watch some of the UK’s finest new Jewish comedians compete for your laughs. In our unique comedy competition, comedians will perform hoping to win a place in the final. Join us to find out who will win this year’s award and be named 2018’s Jewish New Comedian of the Year. We're delighted to announce this year's finalists are: Ben Cohen, Konstantin Kisin, Sarah Lee and Noam Shuster-Eliassi. We're delighted to be joined by compare for the evening Simon Brodkin

Judges for the New Jewish Comedian Competition 2018 are: Ivor Baddiel writer of 14 books and much radio and TV, including for Stephen Fry, Graham Norton and Joan Rivers

- Arnold Brown, one of the key figures in the alternative comedy scene of the early 1980’s and winner of the first ever Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival

- Julia Chamberlain, comedy reviewer, consultant and producer of So You Think You’re Funny competition at the Edinburgh Festival

- Jill Edwards, comedy writer, comedian and teacher of stand-up comedy

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Add to Calendar 04/12/2018 19:30:00 04/12/2018 19:30:00 New Jewish Comedian of the Year (Final) Come watch some of the UK’s finest new Jewish comedians compete for your laughs. In our unique comedy competition, comedians will perform hoping to win a place in the final. Join us to find out who will win this year’s award and be named 2018’s Jewish New Comedian of the Year. We're delighted to announce this year's finalists are: Ben Cohen, Konstantin Kisin, Sarah Lee and Noam Shuster-Eliassi. We're delighted to be joined by compare for the evening Simon Brodkin DD/MM/YYYY

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A Rabbi, Imam and Priest Walk into a Comedy Club

Compared by John Luke Robers. Rabbi Lee Wax, Imam Mamadou Bocoum, and father Alex Summers will each be braving the stage for the first time to perform 10 minutes of stand-up comedy. Their brand new sets will be followed by a Q&A about the parallels between comedy and clergy, their different faiths and standing up in front of a congregation vs stand-up in front of an audience.

John-Luke Roberts is the British writer on Maximum Fun’s hit international podcast “International Waters”, and the creator and writer of BBC Radio’s Spats. His sitcom Bull, co-written with Gareth Gwynn, aired on UKTV Gold and starred Robert Lindsay and Maureen Lipman. He has written for Have I Got News For You, Newzoids and Nevermind the Buzzcocks, and received the BBC Radio Comedy Writers Bursary in 2009. As an actor he has appeared in Channel 4’s Babylon, Radio 4’s Welcome To Our Village, and played Nigel Mainpart in his sitcom Bull. 

Rabbi Lee Wax has been a Rabbi for 25 years. She has worked as a congregational Rabbi and educator in the past. She is now devoting this part of her career to working for Jewish Women’s Aid, the only specialist organisation in the UK supporting Jewish women & children affected by domestic and sexual abuse. She is married to a doctor and has twins, Ruth & David, who are currently at Uni.

Dr Imam Mamadou Bocoum is an interfaith consultant for Faith Matters and Tell Mama UK.

Father Alex Summers is a priest living in Walthamstow with his family (wife Rachel and 5 children, Miriam, Isaac, Esther, Elijah, and Solomon) and serves at All Saints' church in West Ham.

***** Chortle

**** Telegraph

**** Times

****  Guardian

Rabbi Lee Wax will be celebrating the first night of Chanukah with us by lighting the Chanukah candles. Donuts to follow for all. 

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Add to Calendar 02/12/2018 20:00:00 02/12/2018 20:00:00 A Rabbi, Imam and Priest Walk into a Comedy Club Compared by John Luke Robers. Rabbi Lee Wax, Imam Mamadou Bocoum, and father Alex Summers will each be braving the stage for the first time to perform 10 minutes of stand-up comedy. Their brand new sets will be followed by a Q&A about the parallels between comedy and clergy, their different faiths and standing up in front of a congregation vs stand-up in front of an audience. DD/MM/YYYY

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World Tour of Jewish Comedy

Join us for a glimpse into Jewish comedy cultures around the world. Led by your host and through the wonders of technology, you’ll be whisked off on a world tour of Jewish comedy from the comfort of our Hall. Discover what tickles funny bones in Montreal, what they find hilarious in Haifa and which jokes are considered side-splitting in Sydney.

Compere American comedian Sara Barron, the ‘reigning Queen of New York’s live storytelling scene.’ Host of the hit US live show The Moth and regular on The Guilty Feminist and This American Life podcasts and BBC Radio 4. Her latest show, For Worse, received rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018 and will be on at the Soho Theatre in January.

From Budapest: Andras Borgulaa playwright and Artistic Director of the Golem Theatre, Hungary’s Jewish theatre. He discovered he was Jewish at the age of 13. Five years later he moved to Israel, served in the army and studied theatre directing at the University of Tel Aviv. In 2003, he moved back to Hungary, founded the Golem Theatre and won the best comedy award in the Hungarian Humor Festival. In addition, Andras is the lead programmer of the Judafest Jewish Festival and the Budapest Jewish Film Festival; he is the President of KIBIC Alliance of Hungarian Jewish NGO's. Andras has his own radio show and regular guest in the Hungarian ATV TV station.

  ★★★★ 'Filthy and fearless... debuts don't get much bolder than this.'  (Telegraph)

  ★★★★ (Broadway Baby)

 

From Montreal: Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman

Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman are the Canadian comedians who created YidLife Crisis, a hit Yiddish comedy web series created by two Montreal-based friends. YidLife Crisis is a love letter about modern Jewish identity, performed in Yiddish (with English and French subtitles) covering everything from late-life circumcisions to whether smoked meat should be served fatty or lean.

The series has gone viral, attracting over one and a half million hits as well as global press attention.

‘Unholy hilarity’ (Montreal Gazette)

 

From Sydney: Alice Fraser

Australian comedian Alice Fraser’s singular take on the world is ‘as smart as it is delightful’ (Herald Sun). Raised Buddhist by a lapsed Catholic and recovered Jew in her Holocaust-survivor grandmother’s home, Fraser creates reliably silly, unpredictably meaningful, narratively unorthodox, gut-punch comedy.

 ★★★★★ ‘Stand-up like you’ve never seen it’ (BroadwayBaby.com)

‘Hilarious, brutal, heartbreaking’ (Scotsman)

 

From Jerusalem: Noam Shuster-Eliassi

Israeli comedian Noam grew up in Wahat al Salam/Neve Shalom, the only community in Israel where Palestinians and Jews live together by choice. She has a degree in co-existence, has worked with youth in Rwanda and was awarded the Davis Peace Prize for her development of peace-building programs for HIV-positive youth in Kigali. She has performed stand-up in Rwanda, Israel and now, London.

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Add to Calendar 29/11/2018 20:00:00 29/11/2018 20:00:00 World Tour of Jewish Comedy Join us for a glimpse into Jewish comedy cultures around the world. Led by your host and through the wonders of technology, you’ll be whisked off on a world tour of Jewish comedy from the comfort of our Hall. Discover what tickles funny bones in Montreal, what they find hilarious in Haifa and which jokes are considered side-splitting in Sydney. JW3 DD/MM/YYYY

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