TWO JEWS WALK INTO A THEATRE--ELON GOLD & MODI! at Just For Laughs (Centaur Theatre)
Whether it's Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or Boxing Day, everyone out there loves the winning feeling of getting an amazing deal. Well, you're in for a treat because Just for Laughs is giving Montreal audiences Elon Gold & Modi Two for One! An aptly named show, there's no better bargain than seeing these two Jewish comedians onstage together. (I'd make a BOGOHO joke, but let's not talk about circumcision.)
Audiences will be treated to both solo performances from both comedians and then the two will take the stage together. "Elon and I, throughout the years have been the top two Jewish comedians, so whatever event he does, I do the next year. Or, if I do an event and they ask who to get for next time, I recommend him. Then we did a show together for an event in Montreal and it was like magic," exclaimed Mordechai Rosenfeld, known to audiences as 'Modi'. "It's because we know each other so well but our style of comedy is still so different."
Just as Jackie Mason landed on Broadway, this evening of stand-up that may find its way to the Great White Way too. "Well, things don't just land on Broadway" Rosenfeld scoffed, "It's a process and we're working on that. There are producers and all kinds of people who're very interested in it and that's how we're gearing it."
A comic who's been dubbed 'the next Jackie Mason and 'Sid Caesar-esque', Modi's style has remained true to form since I first saw him at JFL's Bar Mitzvah Show. "I avoid talking about what other comedians talk about. It's cute when you're in your twenties to talk about dating, but now that I'm forty--plus shipping and handling-- it's not so cute. You have to know your audience."
Although both Elon and Modi have built their brands as Jewish comedians, Two for One is not just for their established ethnic niche market. "It's not just just for Jews!" Modi reassures. "It's even more fun when there's diversity in the audience. It's a fun fun fun event!"
Elon Gold & Modi Two for One is on now for just four nights of hilarity (July 22 - 25) at the Centaur Theatre, with shows at 7:00 PM. Tickets are General Admission and cost $47.50 and oy, I tell you it's bargain basement pricing to see such a show. Better you should go see them live onstage than sit home alone in the dark watching Marvelous Mrs. Maizel on Prime... For tickets and info visit www.hahaha.com