Popular New York City based stand-up comedians Mike Fine and Steve Marshall took their Borscht Belt style humor to the City of Brotherly Love, to co-headline at Camp Gan Israel‘s Annual “Men’s Night Out”, honoring Joel Pomerantz and Josh Aronowitz, March 6, 2016. With good friends, food, Kosher Komedy, and the music of Souls of Fire – the night was a huge success raising thousands of dollars going to a great cause.
Fringe Arts Theater, situated on the picturesque Delaware River Waterfront – is a renovated historic building that also houses a restaurant and beer garden. Equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system, and professional stage lighting, the 232 seat theater was near capacity with an audience that came prepared to laugh. After brief introductory remarks by Rabbi Zalman Gerber, the comedy portion of the evening got off to a quick start when Kosher Komedy founder and evening emcee Kenny Gluck, warmed up the crowd to much delight.
Co-Headlining the evening and taking the stage first, seasoned stand-up Mike Fine started to get laughs instantaneously, by offering up some sharp off the top of his head remarks to any audience member that got in his cross hairs. Addressing an elderly man with a scruffy white beard seated ringside, Mike quipped “I don’t feel like performing tonight; I just want to sit on this guy’s lap and tell him what I want for Christmas!”, which got big laughs. With a Yeshiva background which allows him to easily relate to any orthodox audience, paired with his years of experience as a performer and writing for many A-List celebrities; Mike continues to be one of the hottest and most sought after performers for many major Jewish philanthropic events, Passover Entertainment, fundraisers, schools, camps, singles events, etc.
With the crowd already in full gear, the always hilarious Steve Marshall took the stage. Steve’s high energy mixed with his anecdotal jokes relating to growing up Jewish, being a former CPA, and his humorous life lessons, kep the crowd going with non-stop laughter till the very end.
Rabbi Zalman Gerber concluded the show by thanking everyone for coming out, as well as for their generosity which keeps Camp Gan Israel running. The camp is located on 10 acres of magnificent woodland in Central Montgomery County, adjoining acres of state parkland. The camp provides a truly enriching experience that can not be duplicated in any other environment or under any other circumstance.It also provides, a child oriented world, which teaches campers to love everyone equally regardless of their background or religious affiliation.