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Monday, June 26, 2006

"People handle fear in different ways Mr. Keller, it turns some people into stand up comedians. "

Tonight, I had the pleasure of attending

CROSSROADS COMEDY: Benefit Performance Stand-up comedians from America!

which was sponsored by Crossroads, the only
organization helping at-risk, English-speaking youth in Jerusalem.

They started doing this benefit last year and this year that had four very funny comedians come to Israel to perform.

The host was Avi Liberman, who has appeared on a number of US sitcoms.

Accompaning Avi on this benefit tour in Israel were:

Allan Murray, who actually came to Israel for the first time in his life to do this benefit.

Saleem who recently appeared on NBC's Last comic standing (here's a clip)

and Mary Ellen Hooper, winner of the best female stand-up award from the American Comedy Award.

They had four shows while they were here: Raanana, Tel Aviv, Efrat and Jerusalem.

All of the comedians have worked with Stand With Us which I understand helped the comedians raise money for their trip here.

Had a great time and after missing it last year, I look forward to it for many years to come.


Quote is from The Interpreter(2005)

The possibility that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
– Abraham Lincoln


At 3:47 PM, June 27, 2006, Blogger tafka PP said...

It was indeed a great evening, they were all outstanding.

At 7:36 PM, June 27, 2006, Blogger Jerusalemcop said...

you were there pp???

and you didnt even say hello...


At 9:10 PM, June 27, 2006, Blogger tafka PP said...

If I'd have seen a wildcat? wearing a police uniform waving a flag, I'd have come and said hi. Or were you with the marines?!

At 10:31 PM, June 27, 2006, Blogger Jerusalemcop said...

was sitting pretty much right behind them. third row from the front.

I didn't see a squaking parrot anywhere either.



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