Jewish Comedians Joey Novick, Phil Selman, and Scott Blakeman each perform a standup set designed to recall the kind of comedy often performed at the
Jewish Comedians Joey Novick, Phil Selman, and Scott Blakeman each perform a standup set designed to recall the kind of comedy often performed at the resorts in the Catskills Mountains in New York.
The Borscht Belt from the 1940s to the 1960s —- the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York was THE place to be for the Jewish community in the Northeast. Each summer, families would visit one of the many hotels in the region for relaxation, cultural camaraderie, food (endless amounts of food!), and COMEDY entertainment.
Out of this crazy mishegoss grew what we now know as stand-up comedy. Aspiring comics learned their craft in the Catskills, which soon became a laboratory for modern comedy.
Superstars such as Jerry Lewis, Mel Brooks, Buddy Hackett, Carl Reiner, Mal Z. Lawrence, Jerry Stiller, Danny Kaye, Lenny Bruce, Sid Caesar all got their start at these legendary resorts, learning what worked — and what didn’t — and how they could make their own mark. They started out as tummlers, and became comedy legends!
So, schlepp back in time to comedy in the Catskill Mountains with The Borscht Belt – grab a sandwich, and enjoy laughs and a nosh!
Tickets include: Admission to the show and a boxed lunch-dinner by The Borscht Belt.
(Friday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Borscht Belt
19 Bridge St, Stockton, NJ 08559