5th annual

Q: What's Moo Jew Comedy?
A: Jewish comedians
  performing at Christmas time
  at a Chinese Restaurant.

Has a new Jewish Christmas-time tradition taken hold? Any respectable Jew would clearly answer, "And why not?"

Ancient Hebrew texts and any Rabbi worth his or her salt will confirm that Jews have congregated for centuries at Chinese restaurants on Christmas Eve. Moo Jew Comedy thus provides comedy in Jews' natural habitat. "Why should anyone have to schlep to a comedy show, when we can bring it right to them?" shrugged the show's producer, Jason P. Lorber.

Non-Jews are welcome to Moo Jew Comedy, especially loud ones. Worried that some non-Jewish audience members might miss a joke or two, Lorber has a plan, "We'll have Jewish interpreters who will shrug after each joke and say, 'You should have come last year.'"

Come to the fifth annual Moo Jew Comedy. It's what Jews do at Christmas time.

Zach Sherwin (Los Angeles). Also known as MC Mr. Napkins, he's a hip-hop comedian / rapper. Credits include Comedy Central (2010), Boston’s Best Comic (2009), and performances on VH1, CNN, and at Just-for-Laughs in Montreal.

Jena Friedman (New York City) has opened for Robin Williams, was a finalist in Time Out Chicago's 2007 Funniest Person Contest, received critical acclaim in the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival.
Heather Gold (San Francisco) won "Best of the Bay" for her innovative, interactive solo show "Cookie." She's appeared on NPR, Salon, WIRED, in a LOGO pilot, and with comics like Margaret Cho, Judy Gold, and Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad. (Dec. 23 only.)

Jason P. Lorber (Vermont) host and founder of Moo Jew Comedy, has performed on TV, on national cable radio (Sirius), and dozens of films and stage performances.
(Dec. 24-25 only)
Free and ample parking. Chicken, beef, and vegetarian options. Four performances, including three dinners and one luncheon. The first three shows are at the Szechuan Tokyo restaurant. The last dinner show on Dec. 25 is the only show served with Kosher Chinese food, held at Congregation Tikvoh Chadoshoh.

Restaurant locations:
Szechuan Tokyo at 1245 New Britain Ave., West Hartford, CT 06110

Congregation Tikvoh Chadoshoh at 180 Still Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002

Ticket prices: $59 for evening shows*
                      $54 for matinee show*
    * Tax and tip included, which is such a deal.

Dates and Times: .

7:30 p.m.
Szechuan
Tokyo

non-kosher

7:30 p.m.
Szechuan
Tokyo

non-kosher

12:00 p.m.
Szechuan
Tokyo

non-kosher

6:30 p.m.
Tikvoh
Chadoshoh

kosher

Purchase tickets by clicking on the dates above.
Tickets may be available at the door (cash sales only). Doors open 1/2 hour before each show.

Partial proceeds strengthen the
Jewish Community with donations to
Jewish Family Services of Greater Hartford.

P.S. Bring your mother.

 

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