Who doesn’t need a good laugh in the middle of winter?

FEBRUARY 17 – 20, 2022

OPENING NIGHT

Good Timing with Jo Firestone

Film screening followed by a live Zoom conversation with Jo Firestone and Alicia Eler of the Star Tribune.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2022
7 PM • HYBRID: Virtual & In-Person Event at Capp Center St. Paul

During her weekly class at the Greenwich House Senior Center, comedian Jo Firestone teaches comedy to a group of seniors who prove to be more provocative, political and unfiltered on-stage than off.
(Film rated TV14)

Jo Firestone is a comedian whose work can be seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Joe Pera Talks With You, High Maintenance, Shrill and more. She can be heard on Maximum Fun’s Dr. Gameshow, a podcast she co-hosts with Manolo Moreno and Comedy Central’s “Everyday Decisions,” a podcast she hosts all alone. Her album, “The Hits” is available on Comedy Central Records. And if you like puns, check out Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers. Her special, Good Timing with Jo Firestone, featuring 16 senior citizens from her online comedy class.

COST: $12
Two ticket options are available for purchase: in-person and virtual. Please make sure you’ve made your intended selection.

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Queer Comedy Night

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2022
8 PM • Virtual Event

Queer comedy night is back with some of the hottest Jewish-queer comedy stars in the country. Headliners: Guy Branum (X-Play, Chelsea Lately) and Robby Hoffman (Netflix, Dykevice) featuring Jared Goldstein (The Laugh Factory) and Geulah Finman (SF Sketchfest).
(Suggested age 18+ – may include strong language and mature themes)

Guy Branum created and hosted truTV’s Talk Show The Game Show, a hilarious mashup of two beloved television formats that pits comedians and celebrities against each other for the title of “Best Guest of the Night.” Guy has also written culture and political commentary for Slate.com, Pitchfork, The New York Times and Vulture, and his pop culture roundtable podcast Pop Rocket.

Robby Hoffman is a small, ex-Hasidic, queer, Jewish, stand-up comedian, writer and true original. She was named one of Vulture’s “Top Comedians to Watch” in 2020, one of Comedy Central’s “UP NEXT” comedians and on Conan O’Brien’s “Comics to Watch” list.

Jared Goldstein can currently be seen on Roku’s Nikki Fre$h, starring as Nicole Richie’s trusty right hand and assistant. He is also currently starring in the new season of Dollface on Hulu and appearing in Comedy Central’s Featuring.

Geulah Finman is a tall, dark and handsome queerdo based out of San Francisco. Her upbringing in a Hassidic-Jewish community lends to a refreshing, nuanced and hilarious (mis)conception of the world. She has been featured in SF Sketchfest and Oakland Comedy Festival.

Hosted by: Daniel Goldschmidt and Sparkles du Jour

COST: $12
Accessibility Notes: ASL interpretation will be provided. If ticket cost is prohibitive, please email lizzies@minnesotajcc.org to receive a discount code.

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Presented in partnership with J Pride, a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis; Media sponsor, Lavender Magazine.

A Night of Jewish Storytelling

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2022
7 PM • Virtual Event

An evening of true stories told by members of the Twin Cities Jewish community in the spirit of humor and resilience. Storytellers coached by Amy Salloway of Story Club Minneapolis.
(Suggested Age 16+ – may include strong language and mature themes)

Storytellers: Jonathan Gershberg, Max Hornstein, Steve Mintz, Amy Salloway, Jonathan Savitt, Riv Shapiro
Hosted by: Riv Shapiro, Minnesota JCC Arts & Culture Producer

COST: $15
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For questions, contact Riv Shapiro at rivs@minnesotajcc.org