Old Jews Telling Jokes

Chicago Stages: Old Jews Telling Jokes
Chicago Sun-Times
Initially a popular website, this revue has been described as “a pickle-barrelful of giggles.” It celebrates the rich tradition of Jewish humor “and all the rabbis, complaining wives, fed-up husbands, patience-challenged physicians, gossiping ladies and competitive men” populating it.
Jewish Showtime
Chicago Jewish News
Move over, Mormons, it’s time for “Old Jews Telling Jokes,” a five-person comedy that pays tribute to classic jokes of the past and reinvents some new ones. Among the players are Saturday Night Live alum Tim Kazurinsky and perennial Chicago favorite Renee Matthews.
Old Jews to Tell Jokes at Royal George
Chicago Tribune
Old Jews Telling Jokes, the off-Broadway celebration of Jewish comedy penned by the president of Random House Studio and the former public editor of the New York Times, is to have a dedicated commercial Chicago production this fall at the Royal George Theatre.
Jokes Creators to Chat at Spertus
Chicago Sun-Times
On October 3, a bit more than a week after their Off-Broadway hit Old Jews Telling Jokes begins a week of previews at Chicago’s Royal George Theatre, the show’s creators Peter Gethers and Dan Okrent appear in conversation with local humorist and former TV honcho/sports anchor Mike Leiderman at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership.
Creators of Old Jews Telling Jokes Set for Spertus Institute, 10/3
What's so funny about Old Jews Telling Jokes? Everything! From birth to death - and everything in between - these Old Jews show the need to laugh at it all. Better yet, they make you laugh at it all! Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership proudly presents an evening of storytelling and laughs with Peter Gethers and Dan Okrent, the creators of the off-Broadway hit comedy.
Is Chicago Ready for Daniel Okrent's Tattoo and His Old Jews show?
Chicago Business Journal
After many years in the media world as a reporter and editor, including time as the New York Times' first public editor (an ombudsman of sort), Daniel Okrent has found new joy working in live theater. Who knew? "I've done a lot of things in my life, but I've never made people happy before."
Old Jews Telling Jokes premieres in Chicago
JUF News
Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent, creators of the play Old Jews Telling Jokes —along with pretty much every other Jew in the world—deal with the sorrows of life by laughing at it. And they hope Chicago audiences will laugh with them when the Off-Broadway hit play Old Jews Telling Jokes makes its Windy City premiere this fall.
Fall Stage Preview 2013
The title says it all… or at least most of it. Inspired by the website oldjewstellingjokes.com, this show premiered in New York last year. In September, Chicago gets a chance to laugh with these old Jews.
Theater Loop: Kazurinsky, Weygandt in Old Jews Telling Jokes
Chicago Tribune
The comedy revue from off-Broadway will feature Dara Cameron, Alex Goodrich, Tim Kazurinsky, Renee Matthews and Gene Weygandt in its Chicago production.
Chicago Will Get Windier with Old Jews Telling Jokes This Fall
Old Jews Telling Jokes, the Off-Broadway evening of comedy whose title says it all, will get an offshoot Chicago production this fall. Marc Bruni will again direct the revue by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent.
Chicago Production of Old Jews Telling Jokes
Chicago Theatre Review
The producers of the hit Off-Broadway show Old Jews Telling Jokes are kvelling to announce that the upcoming engagement at Chicago’s Royal George Theatre will feature a quintet of familiar (and not-so-old) faces: Dara Cameron, Alex Goodrich, Tim Kazurinsky, Renee Matthews and Gene Weygandt.
Old Jews Telling Jokes to Move to Chicago This Fall
Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent's Old Jews Telling Jokes, which has been playing off-Broadway since May 1, 2012, has announced that it will play a limited engagement at Chicago's Royal George Theatre this fall. Marc Bruni (Roundabout's Ordinary Days) directs the production.
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