Thursday, August 27, 2009

My Son, the Stand-Up Borscht Belt Comic in Berlin

Big Babe, my 25-year-old freelance writer son, has cultivated two new talents in his adopted city of Berlin: trumpet playing and stand-up comedy.

Borscht Belt-style.

As the most overtly Jewish New Yorker in Berlin, Big Babe was tapped to deliver the inimitable zingers immortalized by Henny Youngman, Rodney Dangerfield, Woody Allen, Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld...and the rest of the gang. And he mixes it up with post-Shoah, edgy, expatriate American wry observations that are his and his alone.

As he felt moved to send a clip of a recent performance, I am posting it here. Check it out: yiddishe naches, 21st century-style:

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