Kosher Jokes for the Halaladays (OTTAWA)
On Thursday, December 6th "Kosher Jokes for the Halaladays" returns to Ottawa for its second edition, this time with a portion of the proceeds going to support the work of the Canadian Centre of International Justice.
Building on the success of last year's three city-run, producers Eman and Jess Salomon are excited to once again bring Jews and Muslims* together to celebrate what we have in common: feeling left out at Christmas, circumcision, not being as popular as our food. The good stuff, really.
These Montreal-based stand ups have booked an all-star cast to play Ottawa's hottest de-consecrated Catholic Church, St Brigid's Centre for the Arts! Because although we don't have Santa or Middle East peace, we do have jokes ... well, the Muslims are getting there, inshallah.
Eman, the show's creator and co-producer has taped a half-hour "Comedy Now!" special for CTV; been featured on CBC's "The Debaters"; and appeared at the Just for Laughs, Amman, and Halifax Comedy Festivals.
Jess Salomon, the show's co-producer and MC, was a UN war crimes lawyer before she decided it was time to get serious. The Montreal Metro has called her comedy "charming and intelligent".
Rounding out the cast are special guests, Abdul Butt, a YouTube sensation that prefers to just be known as "Sensation", Nour Hadidi a newcomer who has already played the New York Arab-American Comedy Festival, and Ottawa's very own Rabbi David Rotenberg, probably the world's only Rabbi/Comedian.
* Infidels also welcome.
Kosher Jokes for the Halaladays / December 6th, 8:00 p.m. / St Brigid's Centre for the Arts, Kildare Room (entrance on Cumberland), 310 St. Patrick St. / Tickets: 20$
St Brigid's Centre for the Arts, Kildare Room (View)
310 St. Patrick St. (entrance on Cumberland)
Ottawa, ON K1N5K5
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|