Goy to the World and a Happy New Year | Public House Theatre | Theater & Performance, Holiday Shows | Chicago Reader

Goy to the World and a Happy New Year The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through Dec. 18 2016

If you grow up Jewish in America, part of your birthright is an endless supply of raw material for sketch comedy: nagging mothers, cantankerous grandfathers, tense holiday dinners, summer camp, Hebrew school, south Florida, awkward bat mitzvah speeches, middle-aged ladies who play mah-jongg, Woody Allen, Seinfeld, matzo. The five-member cast of Goy to the World has dutifully included all of these elements in their hour-long show. And yet, they also manage to render most of it completely unfunny. Part of it is cliched writing and weak punch lines. Part of it is poor timing and an overreliance on bad accents. As cantankerous old zaydes say, Meh.
—Aimee Levitt

Price: $10

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