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CBS Zoom@Noon: Rabbi's Pick - "The 188th Crybaby Brigade" with special guest, comedian Joel Chasnoff

Monday, April 27, 2020 3 Iyyar 5780

12:00 PM - 1:00 PMON ZOOM

Please note, due to security updates, all Zoom events now require a password.
The CBS Zoom@Noon password is 273194.

Monday, April 27 featuring the return of special guest Joel Chasnoff! and "The 188th Crybaby Brigade."

Joel Chasnoff is America’s premiere Jewish comedian.


He’s a former IDF combat soldier and author of the comedic memoir The 188th Crybaby Brigade, about his service in the Israeli Army.


“A hilarious take on the sometimes absurd alternative reality of the IDF.”

The Jerusalem Post

Crybaby Brigade Book Cover

What’s a nice Jewish boy doing in a place like this?

Joel Chasnoff—a suburban-born, Ivy League-educated stand-up comic—sweats and grunts his way through a military tour in the Israeli Army in The 188th Crybaby Brigade: A Skinny Jewish Kid from Chicago Fights Hezbollah (Simon and Schuster).

Like a Catch-22 for our time, The 188th Crybaby Brigade presents a hilarious look at life inside the Israeli Army, from the mandatory daily chocolate snack breaks at 10am and 4pm, to the “duck walk” in which the platoon plods across a parade ground on their haunches as punishment.

Through it all, Crybaby Brigade describes the incredible bond between soldiers in a combat platoon: young men who hope, fear, contemplate death, and dream of the future.

A Chicago native, Joel has performed on stage and screen in nine countries, including two off-Broadway shows, a USO comedy tour of Japan and Korea, more than 1,000 Jewish events in North America and Europe, and Israeli late-night TV.

A graduate of I.O. (formerly Improv Olympic) in Chicago and UCB and The PIT in New York, Joel performs improv and teaches his Improv Comedy 101 Workshop to adults and teens.


A portion of proceeds from Joel’s comedy and book sales is donated to his foundation, Project Elijah.


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