Tune into ABC TV's "The Chew" tomorrow Tuesday December 11 at 1 PM to see cast members from the off Broadway hit OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES as they lend some Hanukah expertise to the proceedings. Bill Army, Marilyn Sokol and Todd Susman sit at the show's famed tasting table and visit with hosts Mario Batali, Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, Michael Symon and Daphne Oz.
OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES opened in May at off-Broadway's Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street) and the critics have raved:
"Convulsively funny. This one could run forever." -Marilyn Stasio, Variety
"A winning concept executed deftly with affection, celebrating many glorious traditions. Hilarious. Would it kill you to pay a visit?" - Jason Zinoman, The New York Times
"Edgy and authentic. The laughs-per-minute average is as high as anything you'll find onstage right now." - New Yorker
"Lewd and hilarious. Deliriously un-P.C." - Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News
The show features Bill Army, Marilyn Sokol, Todd Susman, Audrey Lynn Weston and Lenny Wolpe. Created by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES is directed by Marc Bruni and showcases five actors in a revue that pays tribute to and reinvents classic jokes of the past and present. Think you've heard them all before? Not this way. The show also features comic songs -- brand new and satisfyingly old – as well as tributes to some of the giants of the comedy world and to OldJewsTellingJokes.com, the website created by Sam Hoffman that inspired the show. If you've 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 you where you got that.