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An Evening with Elise Cole, Stand-up Comic 

Thursday, August 17, 2023, 7:30 p.m., $20

Elise Cole is an Iranian-Jewish stand-up comedian who has headlined at House of Comedy and other venues. She is the youngest child in her blended Persian-Jewish and Irish-Catholic family. She treads the strange abyss between Jews and Catholics, Gen-X and Millennials, marriage and motherhood. Her debut album,

Real Hot Dumb Dumbs, explores the challenges of parenting and stand up in the fluid landscape of the 21st century. Join us for a new experience at Six Points Theater as we ride the roller-coaster of life, marriage, motherhood, and being Jewish. With Elise will be emcee Robert Baril, a nationally touring headliner hailed by the Star Tribune as “the sharpest political commentator [in] the Twin Cities” and special guest Jesse Jacobsa new dad, a doctor by day and a rising comedic star by night! 


Laughing Legends: The History of Jewish Comedy Onstage 

Wednesday, August 16, 2023, 7:30 p.m. Reservations required. 

We’ll look at the history of Jewish comedy and contemporary playwrights with a panel of artists: Avi Aharoni, Barbara Brooks, Robert Dorfman, Nancy Marcy and Charles Numrich.


MAD Magazine and the Jewish Influence on Modern American Humor 

Tuesday, August 22, 2023, 7:30 p.m. Reservations required





Dan Schlissel will be our guest in a salon conversation. Dan is a record

producer and founder of the record labels Stand Up! Records, which

specializes in comedy, and -ismist Recordings, which focused on punk and alternative rock. He won a Grammy as producer of Lewis Black's 2006 album 

The Carnegie Hall Performance. 


Trailblazing Jewish Comedy on TV

Thursday, August 24, 2023, 7:30 p.m. Reservations required. 







Wendy Kout will join us LIVE from Santa Barbara for this special conversation. She served as a writer, program consultant and story editor for Mork & Mindy, and was the creator and co-executive producer of the cult show, Anything But Love, starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Richard Lewis. 

All programs at Highland Park Community Center Theater 

1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116

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