HEAL YOUR SOULS WITH COMEDY....ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Following their performance on the final night of Vancouver's Chutzpah Festival, visiting Israeli standup comics Deb Kaye, Benji Lovitt, and Dana Perry Segal come to Toronto to laugh, celebrate Israel, and raise money for a worthy cause. The Jewish people have always laughed to keep from crying and during these tough times, it's never been more important to laugh. Come show your support as our comics reflect on the magical and crazy country of Israel and how even during wartime, they manage to bring joy to those around them.
Following the show, the comics will share their reflections on the current situation and take questions from the audience.
Venue: LaBriut, 913 Alness Street Toronto, ON M3J 2J1
Showtime: 8 PM
Doors open: 7 PM
Tickets: $60 (includes one drink) with option to add an additional donation. 40% of profits will go directly to Israelis in need.
The cause? We will be raising money for refugees from the Eshkol region near the Gaza border, many of whom lost loved ones and their homes. These funds will help in the short-term while they are displaced (housing, education, clothing, etc.) as well as long-term so they can rebuild their lives.
Ever since she arrived from Australia, Deb Kaye has developed her comedic persona as a mum of four boys and the daughter of a real Jewish meshugana. Her hilarious set won the inaugural “The Last Laugh” competition in Tel Aviv, and she tours the country with her traveling show "Anything 4 A Laugh", cracking up both English-speakers and natives.
Since making aliyah, Benji Lovitt has performed for audiences around the world including Birthright Israel, Jewish Federations, synagogues, Hillels, and more. His perspectives have been featured on Israeli television and radio and in outlets such as USA Today, Time Magazine, BBC Radio, The Atlantic, and the Times of Israel. Benji has worked as a cross-cultural trainer with groups including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and recently co-authored his first book, “Israel 201”.
Dana Perry Segal has performed for audiences all over Israel and Europe, including Tel Aviv’s top comedy clubs. From corporate shows to universities and bachelorette parties to the Haifa Movie Festival, Dana has entertained crowds by sharing it all: relationships, parenting, her work life, and of course, her insecurities about beauty (or lack thereof). Dana swears she is a normal woman (as long as she gets her carbs on time).
(Thanks to event organizer Naomi Waserman for all her help and advice.)