ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth will host a “Pinot and Comedy Night: on Saturday, April 13, at the synagogue, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. Aaron Friedman, who was named “The Funniest Jew in New York” by The Jewish Week will provide the entertainment.
The evening will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a havdalah service. It will be followed by appetizers and wine while guests may view and purchase the artwork of Mordechai Rosenstein, who will be an artist-in-residence at Beth Emeth during the week leading up to the “Pinot and Comedy Night.” The comedy show will begin at 8:30 p.m.
Friedman, a stand-up comedian who has performed for synagogues and university Hillels, is one-half of the Improv-Torah duo, The Bible Players. According to organizers, this will not be your Bubbie’s comedy show, but rather 60 minutes of good-natured Jewish stand-up comedy for adults. He will consider holiday oddities, bar mitzvah angst living in Israel, and working at Jewish summer camps. Friedman offers laughs about the joys and ‘oys’ of Judaism, said an organizer..
The comedy show will cost $20 for members; $25 for non-members. Deb Sokoler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518 436-976, ext. 230 can provide details.