** Borscht Belt

** "Jewish Alps" is a term for the summer resort hotels of the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York.  A popular vacation spot from the 1920's - 1970's serving  3 sumptuous meals a day, Simon Sez, sports, dancing, romancing & comedy talent.  And, they served Matzo Ball Soup & cold Borscht!

I don't want to beet around the bush - but Russians do have a sense of humor.  And, one of those jokesters just climbed up on stage...

"And now, straight from "The Kiev Kiosk" - here's the top female comic in the USSR - Buffy Korsekov"!

You guessed it - my comedy idols are the Marx Brothers - Groucho & Karlo!


I don't need this you know - I could go home & clean...Missiles!

You know, Russia is cold - but, it's a dry cold!

It's so cold - babies are born with an electrical cord!

I'm not kidding - it's so cold we wear mittens in foreplay!

Our blankets have 2 Settings - 3 Dog Night & Olga!

I see I found the level of this crowd!

In Russia, we have magazine just like Cosmopolitan with catchy subtitles on the cover:

"The Ugly Flat Stomach...how to get rid of it forever"!

"Fat Cells - the gift that keeps on giving"!

And, "You're Not Just Getting Better...you're getting bigger"!

Sit down, Mom!

What do I think of Mrs. Trump? Ha...I've seen more meat in broth!

My last gig was "The Mike Flynn Lifetime Achievement Dinner" - no caviar...Turkey on a Ritz!

This is a tough crowd!

I dated the 2 Sergei's after they visited the White House & both said the same thing. "Great acoustics & sound levels"!

Don't laugh - that's normal Pillow Talk in Russia!

But Ambassador Kislyak was bored & said, "Spying is too easy these days - Trump showed me the frigin' key under the mat to let myself in"!

Do I think Trump was in cahoots with Putin - ha.  Mrs. Putin hasn't seen his cahoots in years!

Just kidding - I was doing this entire routine phonetically & wouldn't know a cahoot from a back channel!

Start the car, Igor!

Folks - catch me next week at "The Beluga Bathhouse" - first 10 tickets get Golden Showers!

I've been great - thank you very much!

That's better!

Happy to say this can also be seen in "Humor Times Magazine" but with more Hecklers!


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Comment by marilyn sands on Saturday

Thanks Steel Breeze...this is where I was just 6 months married & my husband got up at 5 am to go play golf!  And, boy was I  insulted!  ha ha

Comment by marilyn sands on Saturday

And, you can see - it STILL bothers me!  ha ha

Comment by marilyn sands on Saturday

Thanks Terry!  Yes, I'm sure other religions came too - what's not to like!  I'd call it Hamish. 

Comment by marilyn sands on Saturday

Yes, air conditioning was gold!  New York was a hot place & you always knew there was a refuge & you could stuff yourself with wonderful Kiska!  ha ha

Comment by marilyn sands on Saturday

ha ha Boanerges!  Isn't that the truth!

Comment by Foolish Monkey on Saturday

This was absolutely the best you've done yet!  It REALLY felt like a Jewish comic in the catskills or at a fundraiser for the JBG or HES.  really really perfect.


Comment by marilyn sands on Saturday

Thanks so much Foolish M.!  1) Here's a pic of "Grossinger's Hotel" Swimming Pool.  2) Eddie Fisher, Elizabeth Taylor & Jennie Grossinger, the owner.  Eddie Fisher got his start at this hotel.  3) The last pic is Grossinger's Showroom where all the Comics & other Acts performed.  This hotel was the most expensive - I never stayed there - but each one had its own charm.

Comment by Rodney Roe on Sunday

Funny stuff.  Somehow, I hear Henny Youngman delivering the lines.

"A doctor gave a patient six months to live.  He couldn't pay his bill so the the doctor gave him another six months."

Comment by koshersalaami on Sunday

I never got to Grossinger's. I got to a couple of more minor ones: the Granit and the Neville, late sixties I think. Before that, one great uncle owned a bungalow colony in South Fallsburg but mainly I visited the other side of the family at a kuchalein in Swan Lake. 

Comment by J.P. Hart on Sunday

Beaver: (knocks on what-must-be-parent's-bedroom door) "Mommmmmm...?"

Surprisingly, Ward's booming voice: " I'M BACK - BACK ON TOP - IN-IN JUNE---"


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