Tuesday, December 5, 2023

CATSKILLS COMEDY NOSH 12.16.23 at The Borscht Belt

BOB MARSDALE                       KEVIN ISRAEL                       JOEY NOVICK

WHEN: December 16, 
Doors Open 6:30 pm Show: 7:30 pm
2124 South Eagle Road #suite 17, Newtown, PA 18940
Tickets include admission to the show and a boxed dinner by The Borscht Belt.


Comedians each perform a standup set designed to recall the kind of comedy often performed at the resorts in the Catskills Mountains in New York.

The Borscht Belt from the 1940s to the 1960s, the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York was THE place to be for the Jewish community in the Northeast. Each summer, families would visit one of the many hotels in the region for relaxation, cultural camaraderie, food (endless amounts of food!), and COMEDY entertainment.

Out of this crazy mishegoss grew what we now know as stand up comedy. Aspiring comics learned their craft in the Catskills, which soon became a laboratory for modern comedy.

Superstars such as Jerry Lewis, Mel Brooks, Buddy Hackett, Carl Reiner, Mal Z. Lawrence, Jerry Stiller, Danny Kaye, Lenny Bruce, Sid Caesar all got their start at these legendary resorts, learning what worked—and what didn’t—and how they could make their own mark. They started out as tummlers, and became comedy legends!

So, schlepp back in time to comedy in the Catskill Mountains with The Borscht Belt—grab a sandwich, and enjoy laughs and a nosh!

KEVIN ISRAEL has been entertaining audiences across the country for two decades. His homegrown style of storytelling comedy is as unique as it is hysterical. Kevin has performed at clubs, theaters, and colleges to audiences of all ages. A former lawyer, Kevin brings a wit and charm to his shows that are hard to forget.

Kevin has worked with some of the top acts in the nation. He has appeared on NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX. He guest hosted the Sirius Satellite Radio RawDog comedy morning show and he won the prestigious Gilda Radner’s Laugh-off in 2013. Now co-hosts the Gutting the Sacred Cow podcast and has some big projects on the horizon.

BOB MARSDALE was recently featured on the TV show Right This Minute. Bob has also performed at the Tropicana in Atlantic City and Harrah's. He is known for his dead on impressions and observational humor.

HOST: JOEY NOVICK has been a camp counselor, editorial director, attorney, busboy, radio show host, professional speaker, child actor and an elected official in New Jersey—but not necessarily in that order.

His solo show, "Jewishish, an Oy Story" was noted by the New Jersey Jewish News that "...Novick offers a kind of loving embrace for the unique dynamics (and dysfunctions) recognizable in Jewish families and the paradoxes in Jewish family values, using his own life as fodder, as many comedians do."