Jeff Smith 4 p.m., Dec. 20
Old Jews Telling Jokes
"My wife likes to talk to me during sex," says a character in this joke-revue of classic Jewish humor. "Yeah. She calls up and says 'Nathan. I'm having sex.'" G Bartell, Byran Charles Feldman, Rhona Gold, Allison Spratt Pearce, and John Rosen, obviously hand-picked by director John Anderson, perform with obvious relish for the material. The jokes are old, rarely new, often borrowed, sometimes cobalt blue. There are groaners, misses, and the occasional F-bomb, but hits, more often than not. Also monologues, musical numbers, skits, and at least one gag for each of the show's 80 minutes. Old Jews covers various topics. It moves from youth to old age, and saves some of its best punchlines for silver citizens. As in: "Doc I can't pee." "How old are you? "92." "Then you've peed enough!"
Worth a try.
- Cost: $45 - $65 | Buy tickets
When: Ongoing until Sunday, May 25, 2014
- Sundays, 2pm & 6pm
- Wednesdays, 7pm
- Thursdays, 2pm & 7pm
- Fridays, 8pm
- Saturdays, 2pm & 8pm
- "Boundary-free nostalgia with a rinse" (May 1, 2014)