Friday, August 11, 2006

"The King Davids of Comedy"

From The Jewish Journal of LA

What place does Jewish comedy have in a "Git-r-done" world? Steve Hofstetter hopes it will once again be comedy's saving grace.

"There's got to be a backlash against the whole blue-collar thing," Hofstetter said. "We're on our way to an intellectual renaissance in comedy, because we need it."

Hofstetter said the growing popularity of "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" is the pendulum swinging the other way after the Larry the Cable Guy phenomenon, much the same way "The Man Show" sprouted up following the launch of the Oxygen and We networks. And he believes Jews will be at the center of the revolution.

The 26-year-old in-your-face comedian and sports columnist is leading the charge on Aug. 17, as he hosts "The King Davids of Comedy" at the Hollywood Improv, with a portion of the proceeds going to Magen David Adom. The show will feature the stand-up of Marc Maron, Dan Rosenberg, Wayne Federman, Jordan Rubin and Jeffrey Ross.


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