Sick of hearing bad news about Israel all the time? Then come out to hear about the lighter side of the Middle East and watch Israeli-American comedian Benji Lovitt in the Occupy Bamba Comedy Tour.
He will be at George Mason University (Johnson Center Dewberry Hall North) at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1 and at the University of Maryland at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 3.
Lovitt, whose tagline and justification for his stand-up act are that “the Middle East is funny,” sees the tour as “a great opportunity to … make people laugh instead of stress about [Israel].”
“It’s a shame that too many American Jews only associate Israel with what they see on CNN. Everyone who’s visited knows that it’s a ridiculous portrayal,” he told GTJ.
Lovitt has been performing comedy for over a decade. In addition to doing stand-up, he leads an English-speaking Israeli comedy troupe called HaHafuch. (See there YouTube channel here.)
See below to see Benji in action:
For more videos of Lovitt’s stand-up, click here.