Sean Altman and Rob Tannenbaum and the rest of the What I Like About Jew Crew were in Montreal recently and performed at the Just For Laughs Festival Bar Mitzvah Show. I went to see one of their matinÃ©e shows and the average age of the attendees was like… 85. BEing surrounded by altekachers made Sean and Rob’s Borscht Belt shtik seem even more authentic, but I squirmed every time Rob mentioned a Shvantz – I didn’t want any of the old folks to get a shock induced stroke or something.
But seriously – good times! Even the American Apparel model I went with had a good time despite not being, you know, Jewish. I know, I know, I should be more tolerant and open minded. She did after all laugh at the Jewish jokes, who am I to say that given the unimpeachable sign of accepting the mantle of Judaism, she wasn’t in fact Jewish? But I digress.
Sean and Rob were HILARIOUS! They are going to take the show on tour starting this December. Tell your local Federation or Hillel that you want to see these boys play and book them today. You can get in touch with them via their Web site WhatILikeAboutJew.com.
And yes. Rob’s hair really is THAT fabulous.