Moo Shu Jew Show
Ocean Harbor Restaurant • 1023 Race Street
Sunday • December 24 • 6:00 PM
$82 in advance • $92 at the door
Registration Required • RSVP Here or call 215-545-4400
Co-produced by famed comedian Cory Kahaney, the Gershman Y’s Moo Shu Jew Show returns for its 9th year. Guaranteed to fill your belly with laughs and plentiful Chinese fare, chow down on a multi-course meal in the heart of Chinatown and then wash it all down with a trio of performances from the nation’s best stand-up comedians. This year’s line-up features comedy favorites Moody McCarthy, Marla Schultz, and Brad Zimmerman. Food is not kosher, vegetarian options available.
McCarthy is a stand-up comic based in New York City, where he lives with his wife and two daughters. He has made appearances on Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and twice on The Late Show with David Letterman. Born in Syracuse, NY, McCarthy began with comedy in morning radio and moved to NYC after six years of touring (including venues like Comic Strip, Gotham, and the Comedy Cellar). “Moody’s material is described as original but universal, and smart without being trite,” his bio says. “Couple that with a disarming stage presence and in-the-moment chops, you’ll see why he’s earned the admiration of his peers for his ability to ‘go up cold’ and turn any setting into a hot room. Few people hate him!”
Schultz is a headlining comic, actress, and public speaker who toured the country opening for Chelsea Handler for close to two years. She’s entertained overseas troops and appeared in several television shows, including Comics Unleashed, Girls Behaving Badly, TNT’s Men of a Certain Age, and FX’s Dirt. The short film she co-wrote and co-starred in, WHAT THE FENG?, was named a Favorite at the LA Short Film Festival. She regularly guests on the Sirius XM shows Tell Me Everything with John Fugelsang and Raw Dog Comedy with Jim Breur.
Zimmerman’s break-out comedy “My Son the Waiter, a Jewish Tragedy” has been a runaway hit. A multi-city tour of the show was followed by an Off-Broadway debut in 2014, making an estimated 12,000 mothers proud he is NOT their son. In the show, which Zimmerman wrote and directed, he tells stories from a mind-numbing 29-year run of waiting tables in New York. The Forward called it “easily the funniest show to hit Off-Broadway since ‘Old Jews Telling Jokes.’” The New York Times described it as “delicious, distinctly original and bittersweetly on target” and “powerfully poignant.” Born and raised in Oradell, NJ, Zimmerman attended Camp Akiba in Reeders, PA, and was bar mitzvahed at Temple Emmanuel in Westwood, NJ. He’s made an appearance on HBO’s The Sopranos, playing Johnny Sacks’ lawyer.