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  • Kim Kardashian

    3 weeks ago

    Kim Kardashian...

    Is not the subject of this column. 

    Hollywood lost two giants recently.  Joan Rivers was just laid to rest.  A few weeks ago, Robin Williams left us.  I am not going to write in-depth tributes to these two amazing people; that has been done and will continue...

  • Friends with Baby Boomers

    By Elliot Steingart

    April 25, 2012 | 12:39 pm

    I’ve reached the age when I can relate to my parents’ friends as much as my own friends.

    My parents are still friends with the same crew they rolled with in Pittsburgh, and now a slew of South Africans in San Diego where they’ve lived the last ten years. My parents are pick-up...

  • Funny business in Israel

    By Lauren Bottner

    December 9, 2011 | 12:58 pm

    Top American comedians, including Maryellen Hooper, John Mulrooney and Saleem, travel to Israel to fundraise for the Koby Mandell Foundation.  The foundation is headed by Avi Liberman and provides “support to family members of victims of terror,” reports the Jerusalem Post

    ...
  • Paul Reiser on Playing Himself on (What Else) “The Paul Reiser Show”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 8, 2011 | 6:39 pm

    Paul Reiser eyes his agent warily in an upcoming episode of “The Paul Reiser Show,” the writer-actor-comedian’s new half-hour comedy on NBC, which closely resembles his real life.  In the scene, it’s been some years since Reiser’s megahit “Mad About You” went off the...

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  • Comics invade Sderot

    By Avi Liberman

    January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Just 45 minutes from the hustle and bustle of beautiful downtown Tel Aviv is Sderot. Just 47 minutes from there is the Gaza Strip.

    Location, location, location.

    You know the old joke.

    So who books Sderot? Answer is Avi Liberman.

    Besides himself, this year, he brought Mark Schiff...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday



    Two widely divergent Jewish performers come to Southern California tonight. Make the drive to Claremont for the feel-good sounds of Israeli folk/rock star David Broza. The celebrated trilingual guitarist and singer-songwriter will perform his English, Spanish and Hebrew...

  • Make ‘Em Laugh

    By Avi Liberman

    November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It's a funny thing trying to arrange a stand-up comedy show in Israel. I had gotten the idea last summer when I was visiting Israel and a social worker friend of mine half jokingly suggested I put on a show for the runaway teenagers she works with. As enticing as it sounded to do...

  • Funny Girl

    By Lesley Wolff

    August 15, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Is it harder for nice Jewish girls in the world of stand-up comedy? Yes.

    Is it impossible? Nothing's impossible, shayna maydele, if you put your mind to it.

    I'm sitting here wearing my new necklace. Bought it for myself, cause I deserve it! It's a thin gold chain with a charm...

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