My comedy is about family, specifically my family. As the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 4 year-old, Biracial son, I focus my attention on the challenges of being a parent in a bad economy and the issues that confront interracial families (including the dynamics between members of the same family who are of different races). In the Age of Obama, my material is very timely, relevant, and (if I may say so myself) very funny.
I’ve performed at clubs, colleges and venues throughout the country. I’ve appeared on the Katie Couric Show, been featured on Sirius/XM Radio’s “Raw Dog Comedy,” NBC’s EVB Live, Bloomberg Law TV, ComedyTime TV, RT TV America and NYC-TV and in VH1.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and CNN.com. I’ve also appeared on the live comedy show Comedy Juice, and, I won the 12th Annual Gilda’s Club (Northern NJ) Laugh-Off.
I’m the co-founder and co-producer of The Dads of Comedy, the Jewish Fathers Comedy Tour, The Diversity Show, Glass Half Full Comedy, The Manhattan Show, and Post-Grad Comedy, all of which are regularly-occurring shows at NYC’s Gotham Comedy Club.
I’m also a writer. I wrote a series of columns about my comedy career in a regularly-occurring column in The New York Daily News “Money” section. I wrote a monthly humor column for the online webzine, The Coil Review (www.thecoilreview.com), and I’m a regular contributor to The Comic Bible. In addition, my comedic short story “Lola’s Christmas Gift” was published in the 2008 issue of the literary journal, The Westchester Review.
In my off hours, I spend as much time as I can with my wife and our son, Ivan, and they pretend to enjoy my company.