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September 26, 2003

Philadelphia Daily News
FOR ROSH HASHANA: A SHARP SHTICK IN THE EYE

Just in time for the Jewish New Year, which starts tomorrow at sundown, the acclaimed New York revue "What I Like About Jew" makes its Philadelphia debut at Doc Watson's Pub.

The brainchild of songwriters/performers Sean Altman and Rob Tannenbaum, the show was first performed as part of the annual Jewsapalooza Festival, on Dec. 24, 1999, at New York's Knitting Factory - for all the Jews not at the movies or eating Chinese food.

The impetus, said Altman, was the duo's popular radio hit "Hanukkah with Monica," about a certain impressionable intern who didn't care if all her franks were kosher. "The show grew out of that song," says Altman. "It was a vehicle to perform that one song."

"We hope to bring a little irreverent Jew spirit to Philly," said Altman, a founding member of the a cappella group Rockapella. "Every conceivable Jew joke of good and bad taste is in the show. If no one gets offended then we're not doing our job."
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