GOOD FOR THE JEWS return to D.C.
Saturday, April 7, 2007
@ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
600 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown
Doors at 8:00 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
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Following two sold-out shows at Jammin' Java in December, the New York duo Good For The Jews bring their irreverent music and comedy back to D.C. for a Passover-week concert at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on Saturday, April 7, 2007.
Good For the Jews is the new band from What I Like About Jew creator Rob Tannenbaum. Tannenbaum was featured in Time Out New York's cover story on “The New Super Jews,” along with Jon Stewart and Sarah Silverman, and in a New York Times feature on “the Jewish hipster moment.”
The concert is part of the synagogue's illustrious “6th In The City” series. Past “6th In The City” stars include Hasidic singer Matisyahu, comedian Rob Corddry from “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” klezmer-punk stars Golem and Sen. John Kerry.
To celebrate Passover, the show will include “They Tried To Kill Us (We Survived, Let's Eat),” an occasionally accurate retelling of the holiday. The song was featured on the NPR program “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross.
RAVES FOR GOOD FOR THE JEWS
“Rob Tannenbaum, the snarky mastermind of What I Like About Jew, has a cutting new band that makes Adam Sandler sound like an altar boy.” New York Magazine
“This is not your father's Judaism: Funny, loud, over-the-top. Jews with an edge, and proud of it.” Baltimore Jewish Times
“A night of blissful irreverence. It's music meets standup comedy at its finest, and despite the band's name, it's good for everyone. Good For The Jews' musical interpretations of Jewish life have been called 'hilarious' from coast to coast.” Philadelphia Weekly
“Witty.” The New York Times
“Appeals to the same type of young-adult audience that eats up performers like Jon Stewart and Sarah Silverman” Chicago Jewish News
“Irresistibly tasteless. Rob Tannenbaum and David Fagin keep the snark level high and try to out-Borat Borat.” Boston Phoenix
“Somewhere, Debbie Friedman is blushing.” Washington Post
“Clever and funny. They take Jewish pride to satiric heights and giddy, self-deprecating lows, to great success.” Chicago Tribune
“A pair of razor-sharp Hebraic wiseacres.” Village Voice
“For a little comedy with your music, you should check out Good For The Jews. They celebrate Jewish traditions and history with unorthodox, irreverent and hilarious songs about bar mitzvahs, Hanukkah and Mel Gibson's stupidity.” Blueprint
“Instead of kvetching, we laugh--that's why God gave our collective people such a good sense of humor. And laugh you shall at Good For The Jews.” New York Press
“Worth the price of admission just to hear the new song about Mel Gibson.” Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
“A funny mixture of Jewish pride and cultural self-mockery.” Washington Post
DAVID FAGIN, mouthpiece for indie pop icons The Rosenbergs, is currently on tour with Tannenbaum “because Staples isn't hiring right now.” David has been a guest on the Dennis Miller and Howard Stern shows, and finally made his parents proud when he lectured on the business of music at Harvard Law School. His songs have been heard on Dawson's Creek, Party Of Five, One Tree Hill and Queer Eye, among other TV shows. AllMusic.com hailed the Rosenbergs for “a clever, incessantly buoyant pop sound that could compare to the brightest days of Cheap Trick.” David hopes to one day open a hair salon in Boca called “Bagels and Locks.”
ROB TANNENBAUM was described as “snarky” by the Village Voice and “diminutive” by the Boston Globe. His song “It's Good To Be A Jew At Christmas” appeared on the 2005 Shout Factory CD “Now That Sounds Kosher,” alongside songs by Mel Brooks, Tom Lehrer, and Kinky Friedman. He earned his first theatrical credit for helping John Leguizamo write "Sexaholix," a Tony-nominated Broadway comedy, has appeared at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, and was named one of “New York's Best Emerging Jewish Artists” at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in 2006. The music editor of Blender magazine and a member of the Jewish-owned media elite, he appears frequently on VH1, and created and starred in the VH1 special “So Jewtastic.” Like a pork chop, he's bad to the bone.