Mark Cohen presents "Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman"
St. Paul JCC St. Paul, MN
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Thursday, January 30 at 7pm **at the St. Paul JCC**
Mark Cohen presents OVERWEIGHT SENSATION: THE LIFE AND COMEDY OF ALLAN SHERMAN
Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman is the first published biography of the ground-breakng Jewish song parodist and humorist, written by Mark Cohen, the leading expert on Allan Sherman.
In time for the 50th anniversary of "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh," Cohen's book, based on his own exclusive access to papers and recordings held by Sherman's son and dozens of interviews, is the story of how Sherman's Jewish song parodies won him extraordinary fame and success and also changed American culture by leading Jewish comedy out of ethnic enclaves and into the American mainstream. Allan Sherman played Carnegie hall, befriended Harpo Marx, discovered and produced Bill Cosby, and sang for the National Press Club, the U.S. Department of Labor, and Lyndon Johnson's presidential campaign.
This event will be followed by a book sale and signing with Mark Cohen.
Tickets: $10 General; $8 JCC Members, Students, and Seniors NOTE: This event takes place at the St. Paul JCC
For directions, please visit http://www.stpauljcc.org.
ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
ALL TICKETS ARE WILL-CALL and will be held under your name. You can pick them up prior to the event when you arrive at the St. Paul JCC.
The 5th Annual Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival combines fabulous stand-up comedy, story-telling, film, workshops, and so much more - all in celebration of the Jewish contribution to the world of humor.
St. Paul JCC (View)
1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55116