** 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!

Splat!

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!

http://www.humortimes.com/62420/comedy-borscht-belt/

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Comment by marilyn sands on August 12, 2017 at 10:11am

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

Comment by marilyn sands on August 12, 2017 at 10:14am

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 August 12, 2017 at 10:16am

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 August 12, 2017 at 10:17am

ha ha Boanerges!  Isn't that the truth!

Comment by Foolish Monkey on August 12, 2017 at 10:27am

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.

MORE MORE!!

Comment by marilyn sands on August 12, 2017 at 11:05am

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 August 12, 2017 at 6:26pm

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 August 12, 2017 at 9:23pm

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 August 13, 2017 at 11:26am

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---"

Comment by marilyn sands on August 13, 2017 at 3:21pm

Thanks so much Rodney!  ha ha Yes, Henny Youngman's one liners were & still are classics!

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