Dorothy Strelsin Theatre Presents Comedy JOAN JAFFE'S FOOD for One Night Only, 2/16
Joan Jaffe is excited to present her new show Joan Jaffe'S FOOD - a smorgasbord of comedy and music. Joan was the WINNER -Best Musical Comedy Performer- 2012 MAC Award for her show Joan Jaffe's MAN-ha-ha-ha-TAN. Performer on stage, screen and TV, she was ranked as one of The Top 15 in New York Cabaret 2010 by Kevin Scott Hall - Edgenewyork.com and was a 2010 MAC Award Nominee for her critically acclaimed show, Joan Jaffe Sings Funny. Joan has understudied some of the theatre's healthiest women, was featured with her late husband Hal Blankenship as Burt & Lizzie in the award winning film THE SAVAGES. Other recent films in which Joan was featured: Alex Tressor's award winning 74th & BROADWAY, Disney's ENCHANTED (Gentle Folk), THE PRODUCERS (Little Old Lady), APPROACHING UNION SQUARE (Mom). She appeared on Broadway in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and BAJOUR; Off-Broadway -(Mrs. Bucket) TROPHY WIFE; (Nellie Cohan) THE George M. Cohan REVUE, & YANKEE DOODLE BOY, to mention just a few. A veteran of tours, cabaret, films and commercials, TV appearances include soaps, SATURDAYNIGHT LIVE, LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN, Comedy Central with Slovin & Allen, as well as live appearances with Slovin & Allen at COMEDY BELOW CANAL (92ndY Tribeca), UCB and Here. Producer and host of her stand-up comedy show, Joan Jaffe'S COMEDY ON SUNDAY for over three years. She and husband Hal Blankenship appeared with THE JOAN & HAL SHOW at the prestigious Friars Club four years in a row. She has written & directed several cabaret acts and is also the Performance Director of the Steps On Broadway (NYC) Vocal Performance Workshop for Dancers.
Internationally acclaimed Matt Baker is the musical director and arranger for Joan's show, and Adam Kabak is on Double Bass.