Humor can help you cope with life's tragedies, which is why most eulogies begin with a joke and most apocalypses begin with Gabriel's famous sad trombone. Get some pathos with your punch lines with this GrouponLive deal to see Old Jews Telling Jokes at the West Side Theatre. Start by choosing a date and showtime between February 5 and March 15 from the dropdown menus above. Next, choose between the following options:
- For $49, you get one ticket for a Monday–Thursday performance (up to a $90.75 value, including all fees).
- For $52, you get one ticket to a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday performance (up to a $95.75 value, including all fees).
“The worse life is, the funnier the jokes are,” says Peter Gethers, co-creator of the off-Broadway revue Old Jews Telling Jokes. Based on the popular web series bearing the same no-nonsense moniker, the show celebrates the wry and rye wit of classic Jewish comedy while tipping its shtreimel to legendary comedians of Catskills lore. With no need for a plot, five actors fill the stage with expertly timed zingers and perfectly punctuated punch lines, paired with musical numbers and monologues that keep audiences in stiches. Beloved by theater critics and touted by the New York Times as “a winning concept executed deftly with affection,” Old Jews Telling Jokes is a refreshing seltzer blitz of un-PC joy that leaves no “a priest and a rabbi walk into a bar” joke unturned.
Meet the Creators
Meet the Cast and Creative Team
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Art by Sam Hadley. Photos by Joan Marcus.