Interview with OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Creator Dan Okrent and Star Marilyn Sokol

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OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES’ creator and producer Dan Okrent and cast member Marilyn Sokol were just interviewed by Sam Roberts on “New York Times Close Up." The segment begins at 23:30 here!

Mr. Okrent was The Times first Public Editor. Ms. Sokol’s Dial-A-Jokes are in the Smithsonian.

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES is now in previews and opens on May 20 at off-Broadway’s Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street).

The show features Bill Army, Marilyn Sokol, Todd Susman, Audrey Lynn Weston and Lenny Wolpe. Created by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES is directed by Marc Bruni and showcases five actors in a revue that pays tribute to and reinvents classic jokes of the past and present.

Think you’ve heard them all before? Not this way. The show also features comic songs -- brand new and satisfyingly old – as well as tributes to some of the giants of the comedy world and to OldJewsTellingJokes.com, the website created by Sam Hoffman that inspired the show. If you’ve ever had a mother, visited a doctor, or walked into a bar with a priest, a rabbi and a frog - OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES will sit in the dark, give you a second opinion, and ask you where you got that.

The show plays from May 1-May 27, running Tuesday at 7, Wednesday - Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 & 8 PM, and Sunday at 3 & 7 PM. From May 28 onward, Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday at 2 & 8, Thursday & Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 & 8, Sunday at 3 PM.

Tickets are $80 and will be available at www.telecharge.com, 212 239 6200.

For more information, visit www.oldjewstellingjokesonstage.com.

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