Entries tagged "comedians"

Heather Gold at Moo Jew with Zach Sherwin and Jena Friedman

Press: What a CT Xmas Needs: Jewish Comedians w Chinese Food

Looking forward to returning to play Moo Jew this Dec 23rd in West Hartford CT with the super fun Jewy hip hop comic MC Mr. Napkins Zach Sherwin. Can’t wait to dig into my memories of Jewing up the Whiffenpoof’s appearance at the Greenwich Country Club.

I perform with Margaret Cho on Wed. subvert's list: most subversive comics of all time.

Larry Charles made a list of 28 at Entertainment Weekly.He’s got some greats but every single one is a white dude (except Sarah Palin), so he’s missed some of the best. So subvert is making a list of our own.

I’m thrilled to be be performing on Wednesday the 15th to fight Prop 8 with one of these people in San Francisco: Margaret Cho. Buy your tix now.

Here is subvert.com’s list of the top subversive comics of all time.  Most of these people are not on the EW list. The number one thing that makes these folks subversive, that Larry Charles misses completely, is that for most of them just taking up public space as themselves unapologetically and truth talking in their own hilarious way was a subversive act. The most upending comic moments come when the comic has emotional skin in the game.

1. Richard Pryor  

2. Charlie Chaplin
3. Ernst Lubtisch  
4. Paul Mooney 
5. Chris Rock
6. Gilda Radner
7. Sandra Benhard
8. Lenny Bruce
9. Bill Hicks
10. Sarah Silverman in the Aristocrats
11. Margaret Cho
12. Oscar Wilde
13. Fran Lebowitz
14. Andy Kaufman
15. Belle Barth
16. Dave Chappelle
17. Danitra Vance
18. Dave Allen
19. Monty Python
20. Roseanne Barr
21. Amy Sedaris
22. George Carlin
23. Giulietta Masina
24. Mel Brooks

Who else would you add? Send me a link to a clip.

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