In the original "Too Jewish?", Avi Hoffman began the exploration of his Jewish roots, and discovered that audiences throughout North America could identify with the humor and music of his upbringing. Jews and non-Jews alike, laughed and cried with Avi, as he took them on a journey through his history, relating stories of his family's immigrant background and the culture within which he was raised. Now the journey continues. In this continuing adventure, Avi, backed by a fabulous 6 piece Klezmer orchestra, has discovered the "lost treasures" of Jewish comedy and music. He has found the songs and comedy routines that entertained hundreds of thousands of people from the Catskills to Miami Beach, from Carnegie Hall to Yiddish Vaudeville. Performers, that were the biggest stars of the 40's, 50's and 60's, whose jokes, stories and songs served as a bridge between the old world and the new, and are now completely unknown to contemporary audiences are only vague memories to those who lived through that era. Headliners at the great hotels and resorts included the likes of Mickey Katz, Myron Cohen, Emil Cohen, Jackie Miles, Allan Sherman, Joe E. Lewis, Eli Bass and many others. Their unique styles and ability to parody the fashionable trends made them enormously successful. Avi Hoffman's "Too Jewish, Too!" recreates and rediscovers the wonderful music and comedy of the extraordinary period of creativity that was the breeding ground for the great comedians of our time - Henny Youngman, Milton Berle, The Marx Brothers, Rodney Dangerfield, Mel Brooks & Carl Reiner, Woody Allen and the hundreds of others that were influenced and inspired during those years.
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