Saturday, December 27, 2008

Coexist? Comedy Tour on Romanian Website

Click Here to visit Punchline.ro and see the Romanian comedy website's interview with The Coexist? Comedy Tour.
Of course, it helps if you read Romanian. I don't. Translators?
:)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

San Francisco Atheists show us a great time, again

Those SF Atheists are a fun and rowdy bunch. We were honored to be their guests again this year at their Winter Solstice party.
Our friend and SF Atheist in good standing, Lenny took lots of pictures and we will share some here soon. Right now I am CRAZY busy with Christmas goings on. Yes, I am one Christmas loving atheist and I hope you all have a merry one.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Los Angeles is AWESOME !

First off here is the article from the L.A. Times. Thanks to Alicia Lozano of LA Times for taking the time to talk about what we are doing.

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-et-guideevent18-2008dec18,0,6919350.story
Now for the show itself.
We were almost hindered by an act of God from being there - Atheist

We made it there despite a HUGE act of God from being there - Hindu, Muslim and Buddhist.

It snowed over the grapevine and it was impossible to get to Los Angeles the normal route. So all the members except the New Jew had to drive for about 12 hours leading to the second car with the Hindu, Muslim and the Buddhist reaching the Hollywood Improv about 4 minutes before showtime . AND WE GAVE AN AWESOME SHOW !


There were people there who really enjoyed the show and let us know about it. There were students from UC San Diego and UCLA who want us to do their school - which is AWESOME ! Hit us soon school students before you graduate or we get so busy that you can't get us anymore .

Thanks LA for such a great time !

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Jewish Journal

The Jewish Journal had nice things to say about us on our first trip to LA to play the Westside Eclectic. They come through again with this great write up, sharing the page with the sexy picture to your left. That is NOT Moshe Kasher, sorry. She just stole his look.

"Last year, bagelicious Chad Lehrman represented the Tribe in the Coexist? Comedy Tour, which pits the world's major religions (in the form of stand-up comedians) up against one another in a battle of sarcasm, self-ridicule, bigotry-bashing and warm-and-fuzzy tolerance. This year, the ensemble added another faith, Buddhism, to the lineup, but was "between Jews" throughout the fall tour, until Moshe Kasher came to the rescue to represent the people most desperate for peaceful coexistence. The just-added comedian will have to make up for lost time on the stage, but from what we've seen on his myspace page, the dance-happy Heeb will do well in representing us. Thu. 8 p.m. $14. Hollywood Improv, 8162 Melrose Ave., Hollywood. (323) 651-2583. http://www.coexistcomedy.com."

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sacramento Was Awesome!

What an amazing show. Thanks to everyone who came out. We had a nice packed house full of loud, enthusiastic, I think I can even say ROARING, yes, they were roaring, people.
What a perfect homecoming.
Looking forward to LA and SF next week and then looking forward to a bit of a break. :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Moshe Kasher joins us in Hollywood

As you may know we are between Jews at the moment, mostly because we get a kick out of saying "Where you gonna find a Jew in stand up comedy?"

Of course we have had some wonderful Jewish comedians perform with us. Chad Lehrman was there for our first season. Brian Malow did an amazing set with us in Stockton. And now...

We're very happy to have Moshe Kasher as our very special guest Jew for the evening when we play The Hollywood Improv on December 18th. Moshe has long been a favorite of mine and you're going to love him.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Coexist? Comedy on NPR

It was a busy day. I was tired as I had a show in Santa Cruz last night and didn't get into my bed until 2am only to be up 4 hours later. I hope I didn't look tired though, as I eventually made my way over to the Channel 10 studios for an appearance along side Tissa on Sacramento and Company, a morning show.

The guest before us was Adam Shepard, a young author who wanted to see what he could do starting with nothing but a sleeping bag, the clothes on his back and $25. He seemed like a pretty cool kid and the book sounded interesting.

Tissa and I went on and did a brief appearance with clips from our show included.

That afternoon I met up with John and Tapan to appear on Insight with Jeffrey Calison, a show on our local NPR station, KXJZ. I laughed when I saw the guest who would go on before us, book author Adam Shepard. Again he discussed his book, Scratch Beginings and while he and I differ politicaly in many way, me being a lunatic fringe liberal and all, he really impressed me. Here was a kid who took all the theorizing and intellectualizing and went out to really experience a life different from his own. Good job Adam. I bought his book and went to his reading tonight.

So, our PR is coming along nicely and I hope we cross paths with Adam again in our travels.

You can listen to Adam, The Coexist? Comedy Tour and more on Insight here:
http://www.capradio.org/programs/insight/default.aspx?showid=5572&programid=10\

Friday, December 5, 2008

Coexist? Comedy Tour TV Commercial

Now airing throughout the Sacramento Area on Comcast Cable.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Little slave of hot chick wins yet another contest

Our little buddy Sammy Obeid has won yet another Bay Area comedy contest! Last night, our favorite Buddhist won 1st place at the San Jose Improv Comedy Contest. I believe this is about the ninety billionth contest that Sammy has won in the past two years. Yay, Sammy!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Mumbai

The Hindu writes finally.

The world watched with interest for 60 hours as major TV networks broadcast the terror that unfolded in Mumbai as 10 Pakistani trained terrorists unleashed a hail of terror on Mumbai - which is not just the financial capital of India but the quintessential crockpot that defines a major metro in India. The writer's mom grew up in Mumbai (then Bombay) and his sister and two aunts still live there.

There are several things that come out of the incidents .

1) The Taj and the Oberoi hotels . The terrorists came prepared and asked the residents of their passports and whether or not they were from the U.S. or Britain .
It took a siege and the best trained Indian commandos about 60 hours to finally finish them.

2) The Nariman House and the Jewish Meditation center where they mercilessly killed about 5 people - mostly because they were Jewish. Once again the commandos had to intervene to take hold of the situation.

3) The Chatrapati Shivaji Railway Terminus - where they killed about 83 innocent civilians. The most interesting part about this situation is that this is where one of the terrorist was captured alive and the MOB captured him. Civilians. Not the police, not the commandos , not uniformed authorities of any kind - just a mob of angry mofos who just couldn't take it anymore.

That is quintessential India. When the authorities fail us - as they consistently have - we take charge and make it better. And I say what I have said many many times before 'Salaam India !'.