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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...

  • Funny and frum

    By David Suissa

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    On a recent evening at a private home in Beverlywood, a group of Orthodox Jews listened to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa talk about issues like terrorism, crime prevention, anti-Semitism, a vision for the city for the next century, fixing LAX and so on. People asked...
  • Traveling with my father

    By Mark Schiff

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When I found out my dad was dying of cancer, I spent a lot of time in New York with him and my mom, rather than in Los Angeles, where I was living at the time.
     
    One of the good things about being a road comic is you can live anywhere and book yourself out of wherever you are. Road...
  • Comedy Is Not Pretty

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Mark Schiff's friends looked at him funny after reading an early version of his play, "The Comic." "It ends with a murder-suicide," the comedian concedes. "But it's funny."

    The play revisits the years when Schiff spent 30 weeks a year on the road, playing Tuesday-night crowds with...

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  • Purim All Year

    By Mark Schiff

    March 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    A year after my father's unexpected death from a kidney transplant, I returned home.

    Six months earlier, my mother had sold our house, the one I had lived in my entire life. The synagogue was the same. The family was the same. Their friends were the same.

    Only one thing was different....

  • Mr. Schiff Tries for Washington

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    April 8, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    I am a comedian and I have been lucky enough to have worked in my business for 20 years. This is a huge thing because most people in comedy never even work 20 days in 20 years. I have also been blessed to be part of a great group of comedians who have emerged in that time. Three of...