Jewmongous! Sean Altman's Unkosher Comedy Songs
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The last date listed for Jewmongous! was Sunday December 25, 2011 / 9:30pm.
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I went to see Sean Altman's Jewmongous on Christmas without any expectations other than
a few laughs on an otherwise quiet day for those of us celebrating the end of Hanukkah. Our family party completed, the world shut down for the non-Jews, I thought this might be something to do other than the usual chinese dinner & movie on christmas day. What we traded for was far better than imagined... a thoroughly creative, entertaining evening filled with musical satire and laughter. Lyrics and music so catchy that you wanted to sing along about familiar subjects to us jews, like, bris and circumsicion, what the hell is simchas torah? and marrying a shiksa. Do you have to be jewish to enjoy? There were 3 "goyim" in the audience as interviewed by Sean and they seemed to get something out of the jokes and stereotypical humor. My opinion... GO SEE JEWMONGOUS (I even bought the CD - never did that before!)
A humongous fan of Jewmongous
Quotes & Highlights
“Ethnic pride mixed with high camp.” —The New York Times
“Not since Kinky Friedman has Hebraic-humored folk been as funny.” —Philadelphia Inquirer
“Full of catchy melodies, clever arrangements and lyrics that yield satiric gems … Bawdy with a wicked modern streak …” —The Washington Post
“Skewering all things from JDate to Passover to rhinoplasty.” —Los Angeles Times
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KFAR Jewish Arts Center’s annual “It’s not a ‘Silent Night’ event” presents Jewmongous.
Jewmongous, a comedy song concert, is the colicky, uncircumcised brain child of Sean Altman: the golden-voiced song-writing wiz and former leader/founder of Rockapella (of Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?).
Sean was featured in Time Out New York’s cover story “The New Super Jews” and in The New York Times feature about “the Jewish Hipster Movement.”
Featuring original songs include the fractured Passover story song “They Tried to Kill Us (We Survived, Let’s Eat),” which was featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross; the ska-inflected “What The Hell Is Simchas Torah?”; the bluesy “My Pact With Satan;” the venomous anti-Jews-For-Jesus punk anthem “Jews For Jesus”; the cowboy romp “Long-Tongue Shloime;” the dysfunctional Bar Mitzvah anthem “Today I Am A Man;” and the swinging “Blow, Murray, Blow!”, about a Yom Kippur shofar (ram’s horn) blower so virtuosic that his playing purges listeners of all their sins, no matter how despicable.
All faiths welcome, even the faithless.