Film When Comedy Went to School begins ARTS @ AT 2015-2016 season.
The Actor’s Temple, 339 West 47th Street, a renowned haven for Jewish performers under Carol Ostrow’s guidance launched a new program at the Actor’s Temple ARTS @ AT on Monday evening. The first program in the lineup was the film, WHEN COMEDY WENT TO SCHOOL produced by Lawrence Richards, an engrossing very funny documentary about the comedians that launched their careers at the Catskills.
Why are there so many Jewish comedians? Lawrence Richards is the Writer/Producer of this film, which explores this provocative question in a
seriously yet humors look at the Borscht Belt and the Catskills resort era. Following the screening a panel moderated by Mr. Richards included Catskills scholar Joe Dorinson; with the outrageous comediennes Jackie Hoffman (currently starring in On The Town) and Marilyn Michaels (star of Catskills on Broadway). The evening was produced by Carol Ostrow and Joan Finkelstein.
For more information go to the Actors’ Temple website Events page www.theactorstemple.org/events where you can see more information about each of the programs and purchase advance sale low-price tickets. Watch for new events to be added.