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Tim Boxer At Friars Toast Of Don Rickles

08/01/2013
Jewish Week Online Columnist
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The comedians who populate the ranks of the New York Friars Club have endured beyond their expiration date. When we ask “how old is he” the answer is “deceased.”  George Burns passed on at 100; Henny Youngman departed at 92.

Even comedians’ marriages last forever. Ginny and Bob Newhart have been married 50 years; Barbara and Don Rickles, 48 years. Newhart has a theory: “I think if you can keep laughing you will stay together.”

Don Rickles and Kathy Griffin at the Friars. Photo by Tim Boxer

The Fringe Gets Religion

Two Jewish-themed works mine serious spiritual matters at iconoclastic theater festival.

08/10/2011
Special To The Jewish Week
Religion is not the first thing that one thinks of in connection with the Fringe Festival, the smorgasbord of zany, often ribald theatrical fare that springs up every August in New York. But this year’s Fringe includes two plays, both by Jewish playwrights, which take on serious religious themes — a retelling of  the Garden of Eden story and the feverish fictional monologue of a shamanistic rabbi.
The poet Alexander Nemser, whose one-man show is “Moshe Feldstein: Icon of Self-Realization.”
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