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Jewish Comedy Night

Minnesota Hillel
Event organized by Minnesota Hillel

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Minnesota Hillel and Fund Aurora presents: a night of Jewish comedy, paired with Israeli wine and cheese. Come for a laugh and a good cause with three local comedians! Raffle tickets are available for raffle prizes from local business and will be raffled throughout the event so you don’t want to miss out on a chance to win! All proceeds will go to the Fund Aurora campaign; donations are encouraged.

Donations can also be made online at z.umn.edu/FundAurora2018.

Sponsored by GopherIsrael.


20-year-old Kate McCarthy isn't like other female comedians...she's a lizard! Kate is a San Francisco native but current junior at the University of Minnesota, and started doing stand up, mostly based around feminism and the wonders of being a woman around the Twin Cities at 18. Since then she has shared the stage with headliners like Aparna Nancherla and Josh Gondelman. In Minneapolis, Kate can be seen running her monthly show Who Is She, co-running her weekly show Midnight Shit, and performing at venues all over town. She is a co-founder and current vice president of Phony Magazine, and has been published on sites like McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.

Wendy Berkowitz was a feature performer at this year's Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival. She is also a two-time finalist at the Joke Joints Funniest Person in Minnesota contest. She has appeared (or will appear) at: the 2017 and the 2018 Women in Comedy Festival in Boston, Comedy on the West Bank, Big Fat Gay Comedy Show, and currently hosts a twice monthly show at the Wayzata Brew Works in Wayzata.

Sidney Oxborough is a stand-up comedian and actor. Sidney was born in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY and raised in St. Louis Park, MN, and currently resides in Minneapolis, MN. Sidney's stand-up has been featured on Rooftop Comedy and in the 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, and he has performed in the Twin Cities Improv Festival, Chicago Improv Festival, Improvaganza Festival in Honolulu, HI, and the Spontaneous Combustion Festival in Atlanta, GA. He was a featured actor in the History Channel's 'Secrets of Einstein's Brain,' playing the title role of Albert Einstein.