** 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 Valerie Lynn Stephens on August 11, 2017 at 4:11pm

Thanks for the laughs, Marilyn. I'm totally sharing the nesting doll meme. ;-))

Comment by koshersalaami on August 11, 2017 at 6:17pm

I bought my wife a penguin nesting doll Sunday. Really funny.

Comment by marilyn sands on August 11, 2017 at 6:50pm

Thanks so much Valerie!  Comic Relief is called for this week!  What am I saying - every week!  ha ha

Comment by marilyn sands on August 11, 2017 at 6:55pm

Thanks Kosh - knew you would get a kick out of it!  In those days - there wasn't a better place to be.  It's a fact, when air travel got so popular & folks could see the world - these kind of places lost their allure.  I went to a few myself & cha-cha'ed my little heart out.

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on August 12, 2017 at 4:07am

1980s Russian Joke:   Russian Supermarket Sign:  This Line 1 Item or Less

Comment by Steel Breeze on August 12, 2017 at 4:38am


Comment by koshersalaami on August 12, 2017 at 6:13am

It wasn't airline travel, it was air conditioning 

Comment by Boanerges on August 12, 2017 at 7:02am

Boris: "Yuri! Did you hear -- Ivan died!"

Yuri: "Ivan's DEAD? I didn't even know he'd been arrested!"

Comment by marilyn sands on August 12, 2017 at 9:58am

Thanks Jon!  ha - I wonder if the lines are shorter these days!  But the Babka is worth it!

Comment by marilyn sands on August 12, 2017 at 10:10am

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


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