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This show doesn’t disappoint. As the publicity suggests, Ivor Dembina provides a lively hour of stand-up comedy, and whist I am in no position to dispute its claim to be the “Fringe’s all-time favourite Jewish comedy show”, I can confirm that there are guaranteed laughs for Jews and gentiles alike.

Old Jewish Jokes is a different stand-up hour that is well-worth seeing.

The space in Finnegan’s Wake is small and the audience are right up against Dembina. They are subject to his own particular audience interaction style, his anxious looks for reassurance about his observations from Jews within the audience, and his muttered line after each round of laughter, ‘yes, tell them the old jokes, the old jokes’.

The show itself is a series of jokes and observations about Jews, their relationships, stereotypes and culture (Israel and the Holocaust are two topics covered). It is the story of Dembina’s difficult fundraising performance at his local synagogue on which these jokes are hung. This is a show that doesn’t shy away from discussing or using stereotypes about Jews, but connecting together the disparate set piece jokes and Dembina’s own highly amusing anecdotes is a difficult task, and one that is only loosely managed. The jokes were like pretty (and funny) clothes on a little too widely spaced clothes hanger. However, Dembina is a talented enough comic for this to not really matter and the audience, who cackled throughout, certainly didn’t seem to care.

Old Jewish Jokes is a different stand-up hour that is well-worth seeing. It’s a free show, but it’s best to book ahead to guarantee yourself a seat. 


4th Aug 20161:15pmLaughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake
9B Victoria Street
5th Aug 20161:15pmLaughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake
9B Victoria Street
6th Aug 20161:15pmLaughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake
9B Victoria Street
8th Aug 20161:15pmLaughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake
9B Victoria Street
9th Aug 20161:15pmLaughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake
9B Victoria Street
10th Aug 20161:15pmLaughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake
9B Victoria Street
11th Aug 20161:15pmLaughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake
9B Victoria Street
12th Aug 20161:15pmLaughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake
9B Victoria Street
13th Aug 20161:15pmLaughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake
9B Victoria Street
15th Aug 20161:15pmLaughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake
9B Victoria Street
16th Aug 20161:15pmLaughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake
9B Victoria Street
17th Aug 20161:15pmLaughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake
9B Victoria Street
18th Aug 20161:15pmLaughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake
9B Victoria Street
19th Aug 20161:15pmLaughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake
9B Victoria Street
20th Aug 20161:15pmLaughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake
9B Victoria Street
22nd Aug 20161:15pmLaughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake
9B Victoria Street
23rd Aug 20161:15pmLaughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake
9B Victoria Street
24th Aug 20161:15pmLaughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake
9B Victoria Street
25th Aug 20161:15pmLaughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake
9B Victoria Street
26th Aug 20161:15pmLaughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake
9B Victoria Street
27th Aug 20161:15pmLaughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake
9B Victoria Street

The Blurb

Fourth year for the Fringe's all-time favourite Jewish comedy show. Traditional great Jewish gags plus a revealing insight into the life of the modern Jewish comic. **** (Scotsman). ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). **** (Mirror). Admission free, Gentiles half price.

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Company Type
Professional company
No. of Performers
1
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