Can we still laugh while we’re sad and angry, fearful and uncertain about the war in Israel and rise of antisemitism? Join Israeli-born, Long Island-raised comedian MODI, for a conversation about the healing power of laughter and how it can bring us together as a community. MODI will also discuss his rise to fame as a Jewish comedian, the influence of comedians such as Jackie Mason, how it feels to be compared to comedic geniuses Robin Williams and Richard Pryor, and why making people laugh is his way of giving back to the Jewish community. In conversation with Joe Alterman, executive director of Neranenah.
This program is part of The Pulse: Moments That Matter, a series of frank conversations on culturally relevant topics with musicians, comedians and other entertainment industry professionals to illuminate how being Jewish has shaped their experiences, both personally and professionally. Sponsored by MomentLive! and Neranenah.
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