Comedy

JNF hits back at comedian who called it racist

By Josh Jackman, December 16, 2014

The JNF has said that a comedian’s comment that the charity is “racist” is “his most comical yet.”

Ivor Dembina banned comedians from his Traditional Jewish Xmas Eve Show if they had performed at the JNF annual Kosher Komedy Night.

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Joshua Ross wins JW3 Jewish Comedian of the Year competition

By Naomi Firsht, December 8, 2014

Award-winning comedian Joshua Ross won his second accolade in as many months when he was crowned Jewish Comedian of the Year at the weekend.

Mr Ross, 28, from Barnet, beat five other hopefuls in the final to win £1,000 and a paid spot at JW3’s Hava Nagiggle comedy club.

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Mrs Cohen's diary: partying with Beebs and Shims

By Mrs Cohen, May 9, 2014

Yom Atzmaut parties are always high spirited affairs but my spirit levels needed to be particularly raised this week to deal with all the antics at the party hosted by President Shimon Peres at his residence.

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Mrs Cohen's diary: Paul, here's my bridge over troubled water

By Mrs Cohen, May 2, 2014

A couple of my American buddies have given cause for concern this week. I have had to have a strong word with Paul Simon. I have loved Paul dearly ever since he and Art Garfunkel sang Cecilia about me (they couldn’t use “Mrs Cohen, she’s breaking my heart” because, apparently, it doesn’t scan).

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Comedy stars help cancer patient to keep smiling

By Rosa Doherty, May 2, 2014

Four Jewish comedy stars are to put on a special performance in tribute to a 22-year-old graduate who is battling cancer.

Joshua Lerner had just finished a chemistry masters degree last year when he was diagnosed with life-threatening Hodgkin lymphoma.

His reaction was to start writing a blog about his treatment.

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Of monkeys, mice and canaries

By Peter Rosengard, April 25, 2014

I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned before that I’ve got a monkey living in my flat. I bought him last summer in Bourne End. The statisticians among my readers will, I am sure, be able to confirm a spike in road accidents on the M4 heading to London on August 23, as some drivers appeared surprised by my passenger. You’d have thought he wasn’t wearing a seat belt.

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Mrs Cohen's diary: farewell David Moyes, hello Becks?

By Mrs Cohen, April 25, 2014

I am often castigated for my lack of knowledge of football — thankfully little Rupert Murdoch took it all away from the channels I watch years ago so I am no longer bothered by the Premiership League. However, I was genuinely sorry to hear of the departure of David Moyes, the manager of Manchester United.

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Mrs Cohen's diary: Land of milk and honey? Only if the milk's in a carton

By Mrs Cohen, March 28, 2014

* I turn my back for a few days and there is yet another problem with the Netanyahus. And again it’s dairy-related. Allegedly Mrs Netanyahu woke up the superintendent of the couple’s residence “screaming at him for buying milk in a bag instead of a carton as she had demanded”.

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Mrs Cohen's diary: working out with George and Dave

By Mrs Cohen, March 21, 2014

* I’m just back from Israel where Dave had a triumphant visit. Yes there was predictable stuff about the two-state solution and how Israel and the Palestinians really should let bygones be bygones, yada yada yada. But the thing everyone was talking about was that Dave went out for a run – in the rain.

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Mrs Cohen's diary: Whatevs, Dave, just chillax about the Israelis

By Mrs Cohen, March 14, 2014

* Anguished call from Dave Cameron this week. Apparently the Israelis were driving him bonkers. First, his trip to Israel is on, then there’s a strike, then the strike is off, then the civil servants are warning Bibi that if he meets and greets the Cams while the strike is on they’ll send him to the Israeli version of Coventry (Hadera perhaps?). “Dave,” I said, “just put Sam on”.

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