Tuesday night, ACE at the J presented the second Soul Food Salon and Cafe at the Boulder JCC, this one entitled: “Follow Your Bris” and dedicated to the proposition that Jews do laugh — often at themselves. The topic attracted fifty people to the JCC’s upstairs HaSifria Library, which despite the signs stating: “No Food in the Library, ” featured a table with coffee, tea and sweets.
The first half of the program consisted of a compilation of video and audio clips prepared and introduced by Gary Kornfeld, of some of the greatest Jewish comedians from the days of Yiddish theater through the present day: The Goldbergs, Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Alan Sherman, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, and on and on. This was followed by live stand-up comedy delivered by host Gregg Eisenberg, and Rich Schad, audience members coming up to tell their best joke, and finally Morah Yehudis Fishman, doing a wonderful job of combining a drash with some of the comic themes and classic jokes of all time.
Join ACE once a month for a month for a casual evening of community entertainment, connection, and celebration featuring music, poetry, comedy, storytelling, and poignant topics for discussion. Enjoy hot beverages and cool acts, sweets, and musical treats.
Soul Food Salon and Café continues Thursday, March 30.