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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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Ava Vidal: ‘I’m not white!’

Ava Vidal’s brand new show talks about what happens when you ‘go back to where you come from’ only to be told that you don’t belong there. Having become increasingly disillusioned with post-Brexit Britain, she decided to go to the Caribbean to reconnect with her family, only to find that the family tree had no roots. Court cases, craziness and cultural differences…and at the end a child was born. 

‘Effective laughs from a position not often heard...Vidal juggles the profound and the irreverent, rapidly alternating between the two.’ -Chortle

‘Stand-up with a harsh, dark edge, a refreshing change from all the feel-good crap.’ -Melbourne Age

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Add to Calendar 03/07/2018 19:30:00 03/07/2018 19:30:00 Ava Vidal: ‘I’m not white!’ Ava Vidal’s brand new show talks about what happens when you ‘go back to where you come from’ only to be told that you don’t belong there. Having become increasingly disillusioned with post-Brexit Britain, she decided to go to the Caribbean to reconnect with her family, only to find that the family tree had no roots. Court cases, craziness and cultural differences…and at the end a child was born.  ‘Effective laughs from a position not often heard...Vidal juggles the profound and the irreverent, rapidly alternating between the two.’ -Chortle JW3 DD/MM/YYYY

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Mark Steel

See Mark Steel in his newest stand up show, a surprising and enthralling story told with aplomb.

It never really bothered me that I’d never met my mum.

It never occurred to me I needed to meet her to ‘find out who I was’, as it didn’t seem likely I’d discover I was someone different to who I thought I was. Could it turn out I was three stone lighter than I thought, or I spoke Italian or supported Arsenal or had a fear of Liquorice Allsorts? Could it turn out that I was Jewish?

But after the birth of my own son, I realised it’s quite an event to have a child, and she may well remember giving birth to me, and maybe even the adoption.

Previously, Mark has written and presented Mark Steel’s In Town on BBC Radio 4 and toured it live around the UK. Mark has presented the BAFTA nominated Mark Steel Lectures for BBC2, is a regular on BBC One’s Have I Got News For You and Radio 4’s Newsquiz.  He’s also appeared on BBC2’s QI and Room 101. Mark has also written several, acclaimed books, including: Reasons To Be Cheerful and What’s Going On and he writes a weekly column for The Independent for which he won Columnist of the Year at the Press Awards in 2015.

**** The Guardian ‘he has got an amazing tale to tell’
**** The Independent ‘essential viewing’
**** Sunday Times ‘Profound yet funny’
**** The Scotsman ‘Frank, dryly funny and moving’

Part of the UK Jewish Comedy Festival

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Add to Calendar 10/12/2017 19:00:00 10/12/2017 19:00:00 Mark Steel See Mark Steel in his newest stand up show, a surprising and enthralling story told with aplomb. It never really bothered me that I’d never met my mum. It never occurred to me I needed to meet her to ‘find out who I was’, as it didn’t seem likely I’d discover I was someone different to who I thought I was. Could it turn out I was three stone lighter than I thought, or I spoke Italian or supported Arsenal or had a fear of Liquorice Allsorts? Could it turn out that I was Jewish? JW3 JW3 DD/MM/YYYY

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Shappi Khorsandi

Star of Live At The ApolloMichael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan RossHave I Got News for You and Q.I, Shappi is on the road with her new sell-out show.

Shappi presents England's unsung heroine, Emma Hamilton. For too many years she has been known as just ‘Nelson's mistress', a bit of a harlot. (You get ONE job in a brothel and bang goes your reputation.) Women's lib wasn't a 'thing' in Georgian times, Emma moved mountains to haul herself from 'scullery maid' to 'Lady Hamilton'. Yes, she occasionally danced on tables naked to get ahead in life, but who hasn't? As a fellow naked dancer on tables, Shappi is inspired by Emma, although she never wants hair big enough to house mice in.

‘She has plenty to say, and says it with pointedness and potency.’ - The Guardian

'Seriously funny and surprisingly filthy' - The New Statesman

'Makes live comedy thrilling' - London Evening Standard

Please note this event is on 20 December and not 10 December as originally advertised.

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Add to Calendar 20/12/2017 19:00:00 20/12/2017 19:00:00 Shappi Khorsandi Star of Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Have I Got News for You and Q.I, Shappi is on the road with her new sell-out show. JW3 JW3 DD/MM/YYYY

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