Old Jews Telling Jokes
by Peter Gethers, Daniel Okrent

Productions (14)
  • Comedy
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content.
  • Set: Minimal.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-205-5

Old Jews Telling Jokes
by Peter Gethers, Daniel Okrent

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Productions (14)
  • Comedy
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content.
  • Set: Minimal.

Again with the jokes? Jewish humor is everyone's humor, and the laughs never stop in this something-for-everyone New York hit. Join Morty, Bunny, Nathan, and the rest of the cast as they demonstrate why "kvelling is better than kvetching." Classic and contemporary jokes mix with songs and monologues that showcase the funny side of birth, sex, old age, and more. Old Jews Telling Jokes is a gleeful ode to humor that will have you laughing till you plotz.

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Again with the jokes? Jewish humor is everyone's humor, and the laughs never stop in this something-for-everyone New York hit. Join Morty, Bunny, Nathan, and the rest of the cast as they demonstrate why "kvelling is better than kvetching." Classic and contemporary jokes mix with songs and monologues that showcase the funny side of birth, sex, old age, and more. Old Jews Telling Jokes is a gleeful ode to humor that will have you laughing till you plotz.

  • Comedy
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content.
  • Set: Minimal.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-205-5

Published Reviews

"Edgy, intimate, and authentic! The laughs-per-minute average is as high as anything you'll find on stage."

The New Yorker

"I have never heard an audience laugh like this. People were screaming with laughter...and I'm not just saying some people in the audience, I'm saying the audience [was] just screaming with laughter...the person next to you's sort of hitting you on the arm, he's laughing so hard."

Joan Hamburg, WOR Radio

"Like a bowl of bubbe's matzo ball soup."

Matthew Love, Time Out New York

"It's like spending an evening with your favorite funny uncle. Will it solve world peace? No, but it couldn't hurt."

David Sheward, Backstage

"Will have you giggling."

Michael Musto, The Village Voice

"Fast-paced and unexpectedly fresh. A non-stop laugh fest."

Regina Weinreich, The Huffington Post

"A winning concept executed deftly with affection, celebrating many glorious traditions."

Jason Zinoman, The New York Times

"Calling it 'Funny Old Jews Telling Hilarious Old Jokes' would give audiences a better idea of the joy that's in store. The jokes range from snappy one-liners to elaborate anecdotes, delivered with surgical precision by a cast of comic virtuosos. You'll laugh your tuchus off."

Marilyn Stasio, Variety

"A kosher-pickle barrel of laughs. Proves that funny bones are nondenominational."

Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News

Production History

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Location
JAN 07, 2016 - FEB 13, 2016
Live Theatre Workshop
Tucson, AZ United States
Live Theatre Workshop Tucson, AZ United States
MAY 02, 2015 - MAY 10, 2015
Orchard Street Productions, LLC.
Nashville, TN United States
Orchard Street Productions, LLC. Nashville, TN United States
APR 26, 2015 - APR 26, 2015
Orchard Street Productions, LLC.
Cincinnati, OH United States
Orchard Street Productions, LLC. Cincinnati, OH United States
MAR 11, 2015 - MAR 15, 2015
Gordon Center for the Performing Arts (Playhouse Productions)
Owings Mills, MD United States
Gordon Center for the Performing Arts (Playhouse Productions) Owings Mills, MD United States
NOV 26, 2014 - DEC 21, 2014
Jewish Ensemble Theatre
West Bloomfield, MI United States
Jewish Ensemble Theatre West Bloomfield, MI United States
NOV 01, 2014 - DEC 28, 2014
Broward Stage Door Theatre (Mazel Musical, Inc.)
Broward Country, FL United States
Broward Stage Door Theatre (Mazel Musical, Inc.) Broward Country, FL United States
OCT 23, 2014 - NOV 16, 2014
Jewish Repertory Theatre
Getzville, NY United States
Jewish Repertory Theatre Getzville, NY United States
OCT 23, 2014 - NOV 23, 2014
The Phoenix Theatre
Indianapolis, IN United States
The Phoenix Theatre Indianapolis, IN United States
OCT 08, 2014 - NOV 30, 2014
Penn's Landing Playhouse (Playhouse Productions)
Philadelphia, PA United States
Penn's Landing Playhouse (Playhouse Productions) Philadelphia, PA United States
MAY 08, 2014 - JUN 01, 2014
New Jewish Theatre
St. Louis, MO United States
New Jewish Theatre St. Louis, MO United States
APR 23, 2014 - MAY 25, 2014
San Diego Rep (Playhouse Productions)
San Diego, CA United States
San Diego Rep (Playhouse Productions) San Diego, CA United States
MAR 06, 2014 - APR 27, 2014
Downstairs Cabaret Theatre
Brighton, NY United States
Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Brighton, NY United States
SEP 24, 2013 - FEB 16, 2014
The Royal George Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
The Royal George Theatre Chicago, IL United States
MAY 20, 2012 - SEP 15, 2013
Westside Theatre
New York, NY United States
Westside Theatre New York, NY United States
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Production Group
Location
MAY 02, 2015 - MAY 10, 2015
Orchard Street Productions, LLC.
Nashville, TN United States
Orchard Street Productions, LLC. Nashville, TN United States
APR 26, 2015 - APR 26, 2015
Orchard Street Productions, LLC.
Cincinnati, OH United States
Orchard Street Productions, LLC. Cincinnati, OH United States
MAR 11, 2015 - MAR 15, 2015
Gordon Center for the Performing Arts (Playhouse Productions)
Owings Mills, MD United States
Gordon Center for the Performing Arts (Playhouse Productions) Owings Mills, MD United States
NOV 26, 2014 - DEC 21, 2014
Jewish Ensemble Theatre
West Bloomfield, MI United States
Jewish Ensemble Theatre West Bloomfield, MI United States
NOV 01, 2014 - DEC 28, 2014
Broward Stage Door Theatre (Mazel Musical, Inc.)
Broward Country, FL United States
Broward Stage Door Theatre (Mazel Musical, Inc.) Broward Country, FL United States
OCT 23, 2014 - NOV 16, 2014
Jewish Repertory Theatre
Getzville, NY United States
Jewish Repertory Theatre Getzville, NY United States
OCT 23, 2014 - NOV 23, 2014
The Phoenix Theatre
Indianapolis, IN United States
The Phoenix Theatre Indianapolis, IN United States
OCT 08, 2014 - NOV 30, 2014
Penn's Landing Playhouse (Playhouse Productions)
Philadelphia, PA United States
Penn's Landing Playhouse (Playhouse Productions) Philadelphia, PA United States
MAY 08, 2014 - JUN 01, 2014
New Jewish Theatre
St. Louis, MO United States
New Jewish Theatre St. Louis, MO United States
APR 23, 2014 - MAY 25, 2014
San Diego Rep (Playhouse Productions)
San Diego, CA United States
San Diego Rep (Playhouse Productions) San Diego, CA United States
MAR 06, 2014 - APR 27, 2014
Downstairs Cabaret Theatre
Brighton, NY United States
Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Brighton, NY United States
SEP 24, 2013 - FEB 16, 2014
The Royal George Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
The Royal George Theatre Chicago, IL United States
MAY 20, 2012 - SEP 15, 2013
Westside Theatre
New York, NY United States
Westside Theatre New York, NY United States

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