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Old Jews Telling Jokes

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Thursday June 27, 2013 / 7:00pm
Old Jews Telling Jokes
2 tickets
Orchestra
407 West 43rd Street
New York City, NY 10036

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The jokes were funny, they were typical old style jokes from the Catskill Borscht Belt. There were many on sexy themes, but never gross, just off color with a funny twist. The humor was not based on gross language the way most comedy club comedians do it - there were very few 'F' words or other bad language. They were funny based on the situations and ideas presented without depending on vulgarity. I knew about 7 or 8 punch lines ahead of time - they were 'Old Jews' telling 'Old Jewish Jokes' - but out of hundreds of jokes, that was not bad. even the one's I knew were very good. It was fast paced and there was never a dull spot. The five actors were always coming and going off the stage and you never knew what was coming next. I really enjoyed the show, but it was way too short for the money. Start to finish it was 70 minutes. For over $100 a couple (at the Goldstar price) it was too expensive for the show . There are many places to see 90 minutes or longer comedy shows for $40 a couple or even less