The guy who currently helps to make my life sane on a daily basis (pun) is
Jonathan Stewart Leibowitz host of The Daily Show. He used to showcase
Lewis Niles Black who likes to rant. William Edward
"Billy" Crystal is adept at movies and stand-up, and I haven't mentioned the ladies yet.
I laughed just the same, but many were too dusty and remarkably, according to my unofficial figures (always suspect) far too many were sexual in nature. Perhaps it's the juxtaposition of age and libido that creates such comical situations. I don't know. I don't even know what a libido is!
Saul Elkin, the promo for ...Jokes is, "If a Jewish husband states his opinion while alone in the woods, is he still wrong? Think you've heard every old Jewish joke in the book? Think again! It's Borscht Belt in this 90-minute joke fest that touches on birth, courtship, marriage, death and those little annoyances in between (like doctors and rabbis)." Yes, but like I said, heavy on the sex.
The cast was comprised of Todd Benzin as Reuben, Josie DiVicesnzo as Debbi, Saul Elkin as Morty, Christina Rausa as Bunny and Robert Rutland as Nathan each holding their own in a "Laugh-in" series of short sketches or one-liners. The production took place in attractive The Maxine and Robert Seller Theater near the newer UB campus on North Forest Rd. in Getzville.
Next up is "Beau Jest" by James Sherman February 5 - March 1, starring Saul Elkin, Darleen Pickering Hummert, Brian Mysliwy, Matt Snyder, Adam Yellen & Rebecca Elkin-Young followed by Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple," April 23 - May 17, with Michele Benzin, Ray Boucher, Tom Loughlin, Lisa Ludwig, David Marciniak, Tim Newell, Mike Randall & Doug Weyand.