"Winner Michael Salloway, 25, who moved from Sylacauga, Ala., to the Big Apple to pursue a career in comedy writing and performance, observed 'it’s easier to date in New York, because down South I’ve only got so many cousins.'Have I already said, 'Oy'?
"Because his was the only Jewish family in the county: 'It’s easier to find people with extra fingers and toes than it is to find Jewish people,' Salloway was often called upon to 'say something in Jewish' or explain why he wasn’t celebrating Christmas. He joked that when he saw guys with shaved heads buying guns at Wal-Mart, he thought to himself: 'I hope it’s not Jew season already.'
"Jokes about dating, Jewish parents, mothers-in-law and doctors abounded. Dr. Howard Goodman recalls his doctor asking him if obesity ran in his family; 'No one runs in my family,' he replied, winning third place.
"Second-place finisher [Is that a word? -- MS] Stuart Rappaport predicted a sequel to Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ”: 'It’s called ‘The Pishin,’ and it’s two hours of Mel Gibson suffering with a kidney stone.'"
Thursday, July 08, 2004
The Jewish Week hosted its annual “Funniest Amateur Jewish Comics” competition. Reports from the scene:
Posted by Miriam at 12:07 AM