Jewish Journal

  • Comedian

    By Elliot Steingart

    March 6, 2014 | 9:56 am

    Right after college I moved to LA and started performing stand up. Monday nights I would hang at the bar at Barney's Beanery long enough to perform a five minutes set at 11pm. In one night I might drive from Santa Monica across town to Pasadena leaving my fate in the audience's... read on

  • Moving In

    By Elliot Steingart

    January 29, 2014 | 9:22 am

    My girlfriend is moving in with me. The apartment is changing very fast. She put a crucifix next to the bowl of oranges. It's new home is below the silverwear underneath a pizza delivery menu.

    She decorated the refrigerator with Spam magnets. I don't want Spam anywhere near the... read on

  • I Love My Dad

    By Elliot Steingart

    January 3, 2014 | 11:27 am

    My grandpa Sidney Jack Steingart died on Christmas Eve. He was an insurance broker who worked until the age of 91. He lived to sell life insurance. In fact, he sold me my first life insurance policy when I turned 17. You know you're too young to purchase life insurance when your... read on

  • Some Advancements

    By Elliot Steingart

    November 25, 2013 | 8:30 am

    My girlfriend, who I met at work, left after a year and a half to start a new job.  It will be hard to find another girlfriend in the office.   I have me eyes set on Michele who oversees payroll. I'm running low on sick days and want to expense an online subscription to the New... read on

  • Return to Form

    By Elliot Steingart

    October 28, 2013 | 9:09 am

    Rather than blog writing, I have focused more on blogging verbally. I made an effective speech at work about how business partners aren't our friends, unless they make us lots and lots of money. I  even participated in a conversation where all I did was listen. That was interesting... read on

  • The Marquis

    By Elliot Steingart

    August 2, 2013 | 9:12 am

    Written by my dad, Marc Steingart


    In the early 1960's clubs were a part of the social fabric of Jewish life in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. In middle school I was in a club called the “Gayblades.” Feeling the need to branch out, I discovered the Marquis, a... read on

  • Summer Snippets Part 1

    By Elliot Steingart

    July 24, 2013 | 9:38 am

    The summer of 2013 is a collection of meaningful memories, memories of traveling to Pittsburgh, and the Black Hills of South Dakota for friends' weddings, and such.

    Pittsburgh is home, and will remain home until no one volunteers to scoop me from the airport. Zach pulls up in his... read on

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Elliot Steingart is a Los Angeles based comedian and writer who hosts a monthly comedy show, “Melgard Mondays” at Melgard Public House. Steingart has written jokes for...

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