The Jew, The Old Jew, and The Guy from Jersey (An Evening of Clean Stand-Up Comedy)

Three of the greatest comedic minds come together for a night of laughs at The Lyric Theatre this season. Featuring Bruce Smirnoff, Freddie Roman, and Jeff Norris as The Jew, the Old Jew, and the Guy from Jersey, this show is filled with some of the best comedic talent America has to offer. But don’t tell them that! A trio of hilarity, Smirnoff, Roman, and Norris will have you laughing your tuchus off all the way back to Newark.

Featuring performers with nearly a century of combined comedy experience, The Jew, the Old Jew, and the Guy from Jersey is bound to leave you in stitches. Comedian Freddie Roman has been performing comedy on stage since he was a teenager in the Catskills. The comedic legend studied acting at NYU, and began touring various stock theaters in the northeast shortly afterwards. The sharp-witted comedian impressed the late Totie Fields one night when the comedian was in the audience for a show, and was invited to join Fields on her national tour. This shot Roman into the comedy scene, and soon he had made a name for himself as one of the greatest working comics. Now, after over fifty years in the entertainment industry, Freddie Roman has earned his place in the history books. The Dean of the New York Friars Club, the oldest and most influential brotherhood in show business, Roman has starred in Comedy Central television specials, major motion pictures, and performed on some of the biggest stages in the country. Roman created and stars in the successful Catskills on Broadway, which is a tribute to the upstate New York region celebrated for its revolutionary format never before seen on Broadway.

Joining Freddie Roman in The Jew, The Old Jew, and the Guy from Jersey is comedian Jeff Norris. Norris, known for his ability to emulate a variety of voices, has performed at sold-out venues across the country, including The Riviera in Las Vegas and Dangerfield’s in New York City. Norris has also been featured in HBO’s series Oz and Boardwalk Empire as well as appearing in the feature films My Super Ex Girlfriend and Anger Management starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson. Norris has also enjoyed success as a headliner on the Royal Caribbean cruise lines.

And completing the incredible comedic trio is Bruce Smirnoff. Exploring his role in show business at the age of 13, Smirnoff first attempted an acrobatic stunt he saw on the Ed Sullivan Show. The enthusiastic teenager quickly realized gymnastics were not his strength and, instead, set his feet firmly on the comedy stage. Bruce Smirnoff began performing in Boston in the late 1970s during the city’s comedic boom. Gaining increased attention for his work, Smirnoff moved to Los Angeles where he spent the next 22 years. In 1998, the comedian created the critically acclaimed, award-winning one-man show Other Than My Health, I have Nothing. And Today, I Don’t Feel so Good! The show ran for two years in Los Angeles, and then traveled throughout North America with stops in Toronto, Cleveland, and New York City. Over his career, the comedian has made many national television appearances and has opened for stars including Julio Iglesias, Gregory Hines, and the Righteous Brothers.

These three comedic geniuses will come together live on The Lyric stage this season. Each performer brings a unique perspective to the art of comedy, and as a trio, they’ll have you crying with laughter as they take you through the ups and downs, the good and bad, the trials and tribulations of The Jew, the Old Jew, and the Guy from Jersey.