Noah Gardenswartz Headlines Hillel of Colorado’s 3rd Annual Comedy Event
Just Added! National Touring Headliner Adam Cayton-Holland Will Open
He’s been a Title 1 elementary school teacher, a hedge fund day trader, and a journalist. All of these roads led to comedy, and he’s now a rising star in the world of stand-up that is changing the face of Jewish comedy through his live shows, daily tweets, and appearances across the U.S., and as far abroad as India, Cuba, and Turkey. For one night only, Denver native Noah Gardenswartz will bring his hilarious brand of high-brow, laid-back observational humor and storytelling to LOL With Colorado Hillel, Hillel of Colorado’s third annual comedy fundraising event.
Adam Cayton-Holland, one of Esquire magazine’s “Top 25 Comics to Watch” will open the show with a brief set. Cayton-Holland recently made his late-night television debut on Conan. He regularly plays clubs, festivals, and colleges all around the North America, including Montreal Just For Laughs, South By Southwest, and the Bridgetown Comedy and Rooftop Comedy festivals. In August 2013, he launched his own comedy festival in Denver, The High Plains Comedy Festival. He is the host of the “My Dining Room Table,” podcast on iTunes and The Grawlix, a monthly live stand-up ensemble comic show.
The third annual comedy fundraising event will be held Thursday, October 17th at 6:30 p.m. at the Curtis Ballroom at the Landmark/Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pace, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.
A 2006 graduate of Emory University, Gardenswartz is a proud Denver Public Schools alumnus, graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School in 2002. He is the son of Ian Gardenswartz and the late Marsha Gardenswartz, z”l.
I grew up with very funny parents, so humor was always a big part of my life, but it wasn’t until I actually tried stand-up comedy for myself as a senior in college that I became ‘hooked.'”
This confluence of a strong Jewish upbringing and urban sensibilities fuel his unique brand of humor. His storytelling transcends generations and will have young and old howling with laughter.
The world is hilarious if you pay attention,” he said. “It was fascinating to go to an old age home in Istanbul. There were probably 15 older immigrant Jews there. I heard seven different languages spoken; English, French, Spanish, Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino. That’s crazy! Who speaks Ladino anymore? We did! And it was cool, because after speaking to these old Jewish women, I knew how to say ‘Why aren’t you married?’ in seven different languages by the time I left.”
His credits include TBS’ “Today’s Riff,” Comcast’s “Trial By Laughter,” the 2011 and 2012 Laughing Skull Festival, the 2012 Charleston Comedy Festival, and the 2012 Bay Area Black Comedy Competition, where he was a semi-finalist. He made his television debut on Bounce TV’s “Uptown Comic,” and was named as a semi-finalist in NBC’s “Stand Up For Diversity” for 2012. He recently played the first annual High Plains Comedy Festival here in Denver in August.
Tickets to the benefit are $125 per person and include pre-show heavy hors d’ouevres and drinks, followed by a post-show dairy dessert reception. Sponsorship opportunities follow:
ROTFLLOL: $5,000 includes 10 tickets, VIP seating, recognition at the event, in our annual report, in our online tribute, and guest of honor at a Hillel of Colorado Shabbat.
ROTFL: $3,600 includes 8 tickets, VIP seating, recognition at the event, in our annual report, and in our online tribute.
LMHO: $1,800 includes 4 tickets, VIP seating, and recognition at the event, and in our online tribute.
LOL: $1,000 includes 2 tickets, VIP seating, and recognition at the event.
To register for the event, go to www.hillelcolorado.org/comedy.
For more information, press contacts or questions: Lori Goldman, Part-Time Development Associate, Hillel of Colorado, at 303-777-2773 x 224 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Hillel of Colorado, visit www.hillelcolorado.org