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Greenberg Center Continues Fall Jewish Humor Series with Stand-Up Comedian Jessica Kirson


Posted 10/07/2016
Posted by Mary Ingarra


Comedian Jessica Kirson

Comedian Jessica Kirson

Jessica Kirson, noted stand-up comedian and performer, will continue the University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies’ fall Jewish Humor Lecture Series with the annual Lillian Singer Jewish Humor Lecture on Wednesday, October 19 at 7 p.m. at the Harry Jack Gray Center’s Wilde Auditorium on the University of Hartford campus.

Jessica Kirson’s unique style and captivating stage presence captures the attention of audiences and club bookers everywhere she performs. Her wide variety of characters brings a diverse energy to her routine. She was awarded “Best Female Comic” by the MAC Association in New York City and recently accepted the Nightlife Award for “Best Stand-up Comedian” in New York City. Her YouTube channel “The Jessy K Show,” has more than 100 videos with a combined total of over 2.5 million views. In 2013, she launched her own podcast titled, “The Jessica Kirson Podcast.”

Kirson has been featured on various television shows, including, Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and “Fresh Faces,” Nickelodeon’s “Sixth in the Suburbs,” and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and “Celebrity Apprentice.” She made her big screen debut in Nick Cannon’s “School Dance.”

The Jewish Humor Lecture Series is being offered in conjunction with University of Hartford Professor Avinoam Patt’s Jewish Humor course. The lecture is made possible by the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies and is co-sponsored by the UConn Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Life. On November 16, Jesse Appell, a stand-up comedian who brings Jewish humor to China, will perform at UConn as part of the series.

The program is free but reservations are required. Please email mgcjs@hartford.edu to reserve your tickets.

For more information on upcoming Greenberg Center programs, visit the Greenberg Center visit hartford.edu/greenberg, or follow the Greenberg Center on Facebook, facebook.com/greenbergcenter.

Comedian Jessica Kirson

Comedian Jessica Kirson