Moo-Jew Comedy Unites Jewish Comedy with Chinese Food at Xmas Time

BURLINGTON -- Has a new Vermont Jewish Xmas-time tradition taken hold? Any respectable Jew would clearly answer, And why not? This year, Moo-Jew Comedy (Jewish comedy at a Chinese restaurant) opens for three nights this year on December 23, 24, and 25. Last year's Moo-Jew Comedy was sold out. We literally had to turn away dozens of people at the door, bemoaned Jason P. Lorber, Moo-Jew Comedy producer, comedian, and eggroll aficionado. Let's hope this year that folks buy their tickets early. Havent we suffered enough already? Ancient Hebrew texts and any Rabbi worth his or her salt will confirm that Jews have congregated for centuries at Chinese restaurants on Christmas Eve. Moo-Jew Comedy thus provides comedy in Jews natural habitat. Why should anyone have to schlep to a comedy show, when we can bring it right to them? shrugged Lorber. In addition to featuring Vermont-based Lorber, Moo-Jew Comedy 2007 stars top comedians from New York and Boston: Dan Hirshon (New York City), though incapable of doing his own laundry, has left audiences in hysterics, including as a finalist in the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, on New England Cable News, on radio, throughout New England, and even in a stint in South Africa. Myq Kaplan (Boston) is ratcheting up awards at Comedy Central, Seattle's International Comedy Competition, Boston's Comedy Festival, and elsewhere. Moo-Jew Comedy takes place at the Asian Bistro in Williston, VT, beginning promptly at 8pm-ish. Non-Jews are welcome, especially loud ones. Worried that some non-Jewish audience members might miss a joke or two, Lorber has a plan, Well have Jewish interpreters who will shrug after each joke and say, You should have come last year. Tickets are $45 (on sale for $40 until Dec. 15) for a 4-course dinner (vegetarian options available), plus all the comedy you can eat. Price includes tax and tip, which Lorber calls such a deal. Tickets available at 802-863-5966 or at the Flynn Box Office. More information available at www.moojew.com .

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