EVA & GEORGE STERN LECTURE GIVEN IN LOVING MEMORY BY THEIR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
IN CONVERSATION WITH MARA DAVIS, LOCAL MEDIA PERSONALITY
Leave it to the brilliant comedic minds of Dave Barry (You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty), Alan Zweibel (Saturday Night Live and 700 Sundays), and Adam Mansbach (Go the F*** to Sleep) to reinvent the Passover Haggadah. Finally, good Jews everywhere will no longer have to sit (and sleep) through a lengthy and boring Seder. The authors will take you through every step of the Seder, from getting rid of all the chametz in your home by setting it on fire with a kosher blowtorch to a retelling of the Passover story starring Pharaoh Schmuck and a burning bush that sounds like Morgan Freeman, set against the backdrop of the Promised Land. They also ask the burning (bush) questions: Can we all agree that prunes in brisket are disgusting? Is Manischewitz even a wine, or could it, perhaps, be considered a plague? So gather all the Jews in your life (even the few who don’t appear to be long-suffering) and friends of Jews who love a good laugh and join us for an evening of guaranteed hilarity and merriment. We have it on good authority that Elijah might even show up!
Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize–winning humor writer whose columns and essays have appeared in hundreds of newspapers over the past 35 years. He has also written a number of New York Times bestselling humor books, most recently Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer Is Much Faster). He is not Jewish, but many of his friends are.
An original Saturday Night Live writer, Alan Zweibel has won numerous Emmy and Writers Guild Awards for his work in television, which also includes the Late Show with David Letterman and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He collaborated with Billy Crystal on the Tony Award–winning play, 700 Sundays. Unlike Dave Barry, he has no Jewish friends.
Adam Mansbach is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Go the F*** to Sleep and You Have to F****** Eat, as well as the California Book Award–winning novel The End of the Jews, a dozen other books, and the movie, Barry. Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel are his only friends.
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