“My Name is Avi Liberman and I Approved This Message”

It’s that time of year again; we’re just days away from the annual Comedy for Koby winter tour.  I’m always surprised to meet an Anglo who hasn’t heard of it but anything is possible.  B’kitzur, nice Jewish boy Avi Liberman is back, along with three more American comedians to make us laugh, all for a good cause, details of which can be found in the link above.

This season’s lineup:

John Mulrooney:  An Evening at the Improv, Hollywood Squares, Comedy Central, Showtime, HBO, etc.

Maryellen Hooper:  The Dennis Miller Show, The Martin Short Show, The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, named “Female Comedian of the Year” by the American Comedy Awards, etc.

Saleem Muhammad:  Winner of 2010 Boston Comedy Festival, The Tonight Show, Last Comic Standing, Best Damn Sport Show…Period, and BET’s Comic View

And of course, Avi Liberman, tour founder and funny guy from Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central, and Showtime, guaranteed to do the best Israel jokes not written by Some Dumb Oleh.  When you see Avi, be sure to ask him why the Houston Texans can’t keep their quarterbacks healthy.  He loves getting that question-REALLY!

Show schedule:

-Tuesday, December 6th, Raanana, 8:30pm, Yad Labanim, Achuza 147

-Wednesday, December 7th, Beit Shemesh, 8:30pm, Eshkol Payis, Migdal Hamayim

-Saturday, December 10th, Modiin, 8:30pm, Einan Theater, Azrieli Mall

-Sunday, December 11th, Jerusalem, TWO SHOWS, 7:00pm, 9:30pm, Beit Shmuel, 6 Shama St., near the David Citadel and King David Hotels

If you’re wondering if the two Jerusalem shows are different, the answer is a resounding yes.  The early show will be very funny and the late show serves shawarma dumplings to all paying customers.

-Monday, December 12th, Tel Aviv, 8:30pm, Tzavta 1, Ibn Gvirol  30

-Tuesday, December 13th, Gush Etzion, 8pm, Matnas Gush Etzion

You know what they say:  ain’t no party like a Gush Etz party CAUSE A GUSH ETZ PARTY DON’T STOP!

And, as always….

-December 14th-18th, FIVE SOLD OUT SHOWS IN DIMONA!  Just kidding. Katy Perry has the arena that week.  (By the way, in order to figure out what musical reference I’d use here, I pulled up the iTunes Top 10 song list.  Did you know that the #9 download is “Ni**as in Paris” by Kanye West and Jay Z?  Either I can’t believe there’s a song by that name or “ninjas” is now a bad word.  Or Ninfas for the Houstonians out there.)

This is when I wish I could Photoshop.  Although 7 PM on a Thursday night in Israel is not the time to start.
Sorry, boys-no Eiffel Tower for you. 

Order tickets here, email comedyforkoby@kobymandell.org, or call 077-955-5255. Tickets are going fast.  See you there!

Update:  Thank you, Micha!

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