ABOUT

Everyone knows about Jewish Mothers. What about Jewish Fathers?

 

The Jewish Fathers Comedy Tour is a stand-up comedy show that takes a hilarious and insightful look at what it means to be a Jewish father in the 21st Century. 

 

Finding humor in our struggles to  carry on the traditions that give our lives meaning...as we adapt to an ever-changing modern world. What could be more Jewish than that!?

In his stand-up, Adam explores the lessons in humility he’s learning from his wife and children, along with the adjustments being forced on him by being a grownup. Having lived as a child in East Africa, studied martial arts in India, and languished spiritually in New Jersey, Adam is attuned to the absurdities that arise in the everyday, mining the ironies and silliness found in the most humbling situations (with which he continues to gain vast experience).

 

Adam has recently opened for such comedy legends and luminaries as Robert Klein, Colin Quinn, Gilbert Gottfried, and Larry Miller. He performs at comedy clubs all over NYC and the surrounding area, including Gotham Comedy Club, Comic Strip Live, Levity Live, Broadway Comedy Club, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, and Treehouse Comedy. Also at corporate & private events, synagogues, theatres, & JCCs throughout the Northeast

 

He co-authored the movie, The Pompatus of Love, with Jon Cryer (Best Comedy, Worldfest-Charlotte), in which he stars along with Mr. Cryer and Kristen Scott Thomas. His plays have been produced by Ensemble Studio Theatre, among other companies in NYC, as well as in LA and regionally.  As an actor, Adam has appeared on Broadway, Off Broadway, in Regional Theatre, in the movies, on TV, and in hundreds of commercials. 

 

He has been nominated for a Clio Award (the Oscars of commercials) for Best Performance. He's also been nominated for both Tony & Drama Desk Awards for Best Revival. (And, no, it’s not an honor just to be nominated. Just being nominated sucks.)

Alex Barnett’s comedy is about family, specifically his family.  As the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 2 year-old, Bi-racial son, Alex  focuses his attention on the challenges of being a parent in a bad economy and the issues that confront interracial families (including the dynamics between members of the same family who are of different races).  In the Age of Obama, his material is timely, relevant, and very funny.

 

Alex has performed at clubs, colleges and venues throughout the country.  He has appeared on the Katie Couric Show, been featured on Sirius/XM Radio’s “Raw Dog Comedy,” NBC’s EVB Live, Bloomberg Law TV, ComedyTime TV, RT TV America and NYC-TV and in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and CNN.com.  He has also appeared on the live comedy show Comedy Juice, and won the 12th Annual Gilda’s Club (Northern NJ) Laugh-Off.

 

Alex is also a writer. He wrote a series of columns about his comedy career in a regularly-occurring column in The New York Daily News “Money” section.  He wrote a monthly humor column for the online webzine, The Coil Review (www.thecoilreview.com), and he’s a regular contributor to The Comic Bible.  In addition, his comedic short story “Lola’s Christmas Gift” was published in the 2008 issue of the literary journal, The Westchester Review.

 

In his off hours, Alex spends as much time as he can with his wife and their son, Ivan...and they pretend to enjoy his company.

Ben Rosenfeld is a quirky immigrant whose comedy can be best described as “playfully dark, seriously smart.”  Ben’s comedy blends his family’s experience as Russian Jewish immigrants in America with his philosophical beliefs, political observations and unique characters.

Ben has appeared on FOX’s Laughs, Travel Channel’s Mysteries At The Museum, CBS This Morning, Nat Geo’s Brain Games, Netflix’s Brainchild, NPR’s Weekend Edition, SiriusXM Radio, The New York Post and been featured as TimeOut New York’s Joke of the Week. He has twice headlined at Caroline’s on Broadway, hosted at the Lincoln Center and performs nightly in New York City.

 

Ben has three comedy albums: the iTunes #1 best selling comedy album The United States of Russia (2018 – iTunes – released by Comedy Dynamics), the Amazon Top 5 best selling comedy album The Russian Optimist (2016 – iTunes – released by Comedy Dynamics / New Wave Entertainment) and Neuro Comedy (2012 – iTunes).

 

Ben also created the illustrated coffee table book, Russian Optimism: Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up, an Amazon Top 5 best seller in humor books.

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