Hillel Back to school Comedy Night
Sunday, January 13, 2013   -   6:30 PM
Location:  Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez- Smith 900 Room

Joel Chasnoff is not your grandfather’s Jewish comedian. With humor that’s clever, sharp, and never degrading, Joel’s comedy is a one hundred-eighty-degree turn from the Borscht Belt comics of old. Audiences across the spectrum, from students at College of the Holy Cross to U.S. Marines stationed at Okinawa to the rebbes of Lubavitch Yeshivah Flatbush find Joel’s comedy smart, witty, and—most importantly—hilarious. 

Joel Chasnoff is a stand-up comedian and writer with stage and screen credits in eight countries. In February 2010, Simon and Schuster published Joel’s comedic memoir, 188th Crybaby Brigade, about his year as a combat soldier in the Israeli Army. The book made the Denver Post bestseller list. Kirkus Reviews called Crybaby Brigade “Horrifyingly hilarious.”

Joel is currently writing the text for Balaboosta: A Cookbook (Workman) with Israeli chef and two-time "Chopped!" champion Einat Admony. His writing has also appeared in The Idiot’s Guide to Jokes (Alpha), The Big Book of Jewish Humor: 25th Anniversary Edition (Morrow), and the Daily Forward.

A portion of all proceeds from Joel’s book and stand-up performances is donated to Joel’s charitable foundation, Project Elijah. Most recently, Project Elijah sent 100 low-income New York City schoolchildren to the circus.

This event is free for those with a Davidson College CatCard.
Tickets are $10 for all others and will be sold at the door.

Event Type:  Entertainment
Contact:  Shields, Michael J
E-mail:  mishields@davidson.edu