Jews and comedy go together like peanut butter and jelly. Or coffee and sugar. Or something.
Basically, 90% of the best comedians are Jewish. If you don’t believe me, ask wikipedia.
The JCC gets it. That’s why the Minneapolis Jewish Community Center is hosting the 2011 Minneapolis Jewish Humor Festival. From January 15 – 30, 2011, you’ll be able to feast your eyes on hilarious one-act plays, one-person shows, music performance, stand-up routines, improvisational comedy, story-telling, film, visual art and more—all celebrating the Jewish contribution to the world of humor.
Sounds frickin’ awesome to me.
And just because TC Jewfolk loves you so much…. you know it…. wait for it… wait for it….
We’re giving away two FREE PAIRS OF TICKETS to any show of your choice at the Minneapolis Jewish Humor Festival. That’s right, win this, and you (and your hot date/sister/bubbe/best friend) get to spend a night laughing your a– off, for free.
That’s a tricky one.
For a Great Show, and a Jewish Who’s Who (it is opening night) – check out the night of stand up comedy with Keith Barany on 1/15.
With Your Girlfriends – “Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad” on 1/20. No question about it.
Best Date Night – “An Adult Evening With Shel Silverstein” on 1/23 or 1/27. A Fringe Fest hit.
Because Amy Salloway is Awesome – “Babes in Goyland: Stories and Songs from the Land of Milk and Hotdish” on 1/26 and 1/30.
All of the events in the Minneapolis Jewish Humor Festival are listed on TC Jewfolk’s calendar page, and we encourage you to check out that list, and the descriptions, to make your own opinion.
How to Win Our Free Tickets
Easy. Answer this question – Why are Jews so damn funny? – in the comments to this post before Friday, January 14th at midnight to enter to win our drawing for a free pair of tickets. Good luck!
If you can’t win our free tickets, you should still go see the shows. They should be fabulous. And who doesn’t want to laugh like crazy? And be Jewish? At the same time! We’re so excited about it, we even became a media sponsor. Now get thee to the Minneapolis Jewish Humor Festival!
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)