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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

‘Old Jews Telling Jokes’ next at George Street Playhouse

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The off-Broadway comedy revue OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES will be making New Brunswick, NJ, audiences laugh ‘til they plotz when the hit show comes to George Street Playhouse for a five-week run starting December 2, 2015, and ending January 3, 2016.

Co-created by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES showcases five actors paying homage to and reinventing classic jokes of the past and present. The show also features comic songs — both brand new and satisfyingly old — as well as tributes to some of the giants of the comedy world and to the brilliant raconteurs from OldJewsTellingJokes.com, the web site that inspired the show. If you have ever had a mother, visited a doctor, or walked into a bar with a priest, a rabbi and a frog, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES will sit in the dark, give you a second opinion and ask where you got that.

The show the New York Times called “hilarious...magnificent, enduring rhythm of Jewish humor” promises to be an outrageous evening of bawdy one-liners, double-entendres and hysterical routines sure to triple you over with laughter! It is definitely recommended for adult audiences (17+) only.

Showtimes at George Street Playhouse, in the heart of New Brunswick’s vibrant downtown dining and entertainment district, are Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets range from $45.00 to $65.00 and can be purchased by calling 732-246-7717 or visiting www.PlayhouseInfo.com. Groups of 12 or more may call Marla at 1-888-264-1788.

About the Writers

Peter Gethers is president of Random House Films as well as an editor and publisher at Random House, Inc. He is a screenwriter, television writer and producer, novelist, and non-fiction author of the bestselling trilogy about his Scottish Fold cat Norton: The Cat Who Went to Paris, A Cat Abroad and The Cat Who'll Live Forever. He is a founding member of the Rotisserie Baseball League, the 1980 group that started the fantasy sports craze.

Daniel Okrent is a writer and editor, and best known for having served as the first public editor of The New York Times. He also invented Rotisserie League Baseball, and wrote several books, including Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, which served as a major source for the 2011 Ken Burns/Lynn Novick miniseries “Prohibition.” Most of his career has been spent as an editor, at such places as Alfred A. Knopf and TIME, Inc. His book Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center was a finalist for The Pulitzer Prize in history.

Old Jews Telling Jokes
Adult (17+) humor

For cast bios and more information, please visit: www.georgestreetplayhouse.org/specialevents/oldjewstellingjokes
Location:
George Street Playhouse
9 Livingston Avenue • New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Box Office:
732-246-7717www.PlayhouseInfo.com
Tickets: $45.00 - $65.00
Groups of 12 or more, call Marla at
1-888-264-1788

Showtimes:
December 2, 2015 - January 3, 2016
Wednesdays: 7 p.m.
Thursdays: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Fridays: 8 p.m.
Saturdays: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sundays: 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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