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Indian, Italian American, African American and Vietnamese Jewish

comedians Samson Koletkar, Mike Capozzola, Gina Gold and Joseph


Nguyen share the stage and their own experiences about being ‘undercover’
members of the tribe! Drawing on very different backgrounds and
experiences, the comedy show is a funny look at identity, diversity and in the
end, commonality. The show has played to packed houses at JCC’s,
synagogues and theatres in The Bay Area, New York, Seattle, Maryland,
Delaware and Canada. Venues have ranged from 200 seats to 800 seats.

Contact: Mike Capozzola


Producer, "You're Funny, But You Don't Look Jewish."
[C] 917-573-9702 USA
[C] +44 79995-98493

Michael.Capozzola@gmail.com
www.YoureFunnyButYouDontLookJewish.com
YoureFunnyButYouDontLookJewish
"You're Funny, But You Don't Look Jewish."
Prior Appearances

Tampa JCC - Tampa, FL


JCC of Greater Albuquerque - Albuquerque, NM
Temple Beth Shalom - Arnold, MD
Marcus JCC - Atlanta, GA
Congregation Kol Emeth - Palo Alto, CA
East Valley JCC - Chandler, AZ
Temple Kol Ami - Scottsdale, AZ
Congregation Beth Israel Judea - San Francisco, CA
Punch Line Comedy Club - Sacramento, CA
Punch Line Comedy Club - San Francisco, CA
Rhythmix Cultural Works - Alameda, CA
Temple Solel - Bowie, MD
The Historic Sixth & I - Washington DC
The Throckmorton Theater - Mill Valley, CA
Temple Isaiah - Lafayette, CA
Spice Monkey - Oakland, CA
Congregation Shir Hadash - Los Gatos, CA
Congregation Beth Shalom - Modesto, CA
Temple Israel - Alameda, CA
Addison-Penzak JCC - Los Gatos, CA
Silicon Valley Hillel - Los Altos, CA
Punch Line Comedy Club - San Francisco, CA
Bernard & Ruth Siegel JCC - Wilmington, DE
Temple Beth Ami - Rockville, MD
New York Comedy Club - New York City, NY
Rhythmix Cultural Works - Alameda, CA
Stroum JCC - Seattle, WA
Temple Israel - New Rochelle, NY
Congregation Sherith Israel - San Francisco, CA
Mendocino Coast Jewish Community - Mendocino, CA
Congregation Beth Shalom - Carmichael, CA
Napa Valley Opera House - Napa, CA
2015 Chutzpah Festival - Vancouver, BC
Congregation Bet Haverim - Davis, CA
Contra Costa JCC - Walnut Creek, CA
Temple Beth El - Aptos, CA
Congregation Emanu-El - San Francisco, CA
The Throckmorton Theater - Mill Valley, CA
Chochmat HaLev - Berkeley, CA
SAMSON KOLETKAR was born in
Mumbai and raised Jewish. He has
performed at clubs, colleges and
corporations in India, Canada and
13 states in U.S. & has been
featured on Asian Jewish Life,
Indian Express, NBC Bay Area, CBS
and NPR.
www.mahatma-moses.com

GINA GOLD got her start at BCAT-


-Brooklyn Cable Access Television--
on channel 356 where she held the
coveted 1AM Monday morning slot.
Gina boldly pokes fun at her own
idiosyncrasies as a Jewish African-
American Bay Area native who is
really from Queens.
www.theginagoldshow.com

Subtle but sharp, laid-back yet


engaging, JOE NGUYEN was
raised in the state of Georgia by
immigrants of Vietnamese and
Jewish descent. His unique
perspective and likable stage
presence have made him a favorite
at clubs, colleges, niche shows and
private events throughout the
country. www.vietjew.com

A twenty five year vet of the


comedy world, MIKE CAPOZZOLA
has performed at shows in the Bay
Area for Chabad, The Jewish Book
& Arts Festival, The Contemporary
Jewish Museum, and "Kung Pao
Kosher Comedy." Comedy has
brought him to Canada, the U.K.
and Jerusalem for performances.
www.Capozzola.com
"What a great evening. There was laughter all around when each of these
four talented performers came on the stage. Better still was the rapport that
developed between the audience and each comic. The comedy and stories
left the audience wanting even more – a perfect way to end the night. We
felt as if we had just spent a lovely time with four new friends. Five Stars."
-Riva Gambert Director, Contra Costa Jewish Book & ARTS Festival
Walnut Creek CA

"What an amazing evening of fun, entertainment and laughter. We were


thrilled with the comedy troupe You’re Funny, But You Don’t look Jewish who
performed before a sold out audience. Their ability to connect, share funny
stories, tell plenty of good humored jokes and bring boatloads of smiles to
our guests made for 90 minutes of sheer enjoyment – and we made some
money to boot. Thanks for bringing your special brand of humor to our city!"
-Michael Alcalay Congregation Beth Shalom Carmichael CA

"What a great evening we had with “You’re Funny but you don’t look Jewish”
comedy night. The place was packed and the comedians were hysterical.
We have not had that kind of event in a long time but now it will be an
annual event at Temple Israel of New Rochelle. The Jewish comedy and
stories were great for all ages and it was great to see congregants both
young and old laughing at the same jokes. We cannot wait to have them
back."
-Lloyd Robinson, President Temple Israel of New Rochelle, NY

"It was a thrill to meet the "Fab Four" and welcome you to our community.
So glad you reached out to us and we were able to make it happen. The
timing worked in our favor and all of the comments I heard were so positive!
And, I was psyched to see a broad representation of the generations filling
the sanctuary...and laughing (not the typical activity one associates with
sitting in the pews!)." -Shelly Lenkin Gordon, Program Director Temple
Beth Ami, Rockville MD

"'You're Funny...But You Don't Look Jewish' was one of the most fun events
our congregation has hosted in a long time. We had a packed house and so
many people of different ages who were all laughing uproariously! Each of
the talented comedians tickled our funny bones while they also touched our
hearts with their Jewish stories. In addition to generating lots of laughs, this
was a wonderful way to create a sense of community and a very easy
fundraiser. Run, don't walk, to bring them to your community."
-Rabbi Greg Wolfe Congregation Bet Haverim Davis CA

“What a terrific show and overall idea! The performers each had a distinct
style and sense of humor. “You’re Funny But You Don’t Look Jewish” was like
a comedy buffet of sophisticated, intelligent laughs.” -Mary Louise Albert
Artistic Managing Director Chutzpah! Festival/Norman Rothstein
Theatre, Vancouver BC
“Sherith Israel enjoyed having Michael and his team perform. They were fun
and easy to laugh with. Hope to have them return again soon!”
-Amy Mallor Executive Director Congregation Sherith Israel San
Francisco, CA

"Thanks, very funny people for bringing your show “YOU’RE FUNNY, BUT YOU
DON’T LOOK JEWISH” to our Seattle JCC. You rocked it! Total attendance
was almost 300. Everyone thought it was a fantastic show. Mazel tov and
congrats - we look forward to presenting each and every one of you again
together or separately in the future!"
-Pamela Lavitt Director Cultural Arts & Seattle Jewish Film Festival
Stroum Jewish Community Center, Seattle WA

"We had a great experience with the comedians of “You’re Funny But You
Don’t Look Jewish”. Mike was flexible and easy to work with, and our
members enjoyed the show! It was a great way to celebrate Chanukah!"
-Katie Glazier Director of Special Projects Siegel JCC, Wilmington DE

“I was really delighted by how well the show turned out. It was a perfect cap
to our celebration of Jewish diversity and a great deal of fun.
I hope we have another chance to work with you and your team in the
future.” -Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia, Addison-Penzak JCC

“You're Funny, But You Don't Look Jewish is a fun and insightful evening of
comedy. This is a perfect event to explore topics of assimilation;
intermarriage and Jewish identity in a way that is fun, funny and meaningful.
Our congregants were chatting for days afterwards about how it changed
their perceptions of who is a Jew and what is Jewish. It's also a hoot.”
-Gordon Gladstone Executive Director, Shir Hadash, Los Gatos, CA
REFERENCES

Jane Sable-Friedman, FTA Greg Kitowicz


Executive Director National Director of Operations
Temple Beth El, JCC City Winery
Aptos, CA Chicago*NYC*Napa*Nashville
Tel 831-479-3444 917.657.0062
jsfriedman@tbeaptos.org greg@citywinery.com

Mary-Louise Albert Harriet Bye and Larry Sawyer


Artistic and Managing Director Mendocno Coast
Norman & Annette Rothstein Jewish Community
Theatre & Chutzpah! Festival Mendocino, CA
ml@jccgv.bc.ca bysawyer@mcn.org
www.chutzpahfestival.com
Amy Mallor
Judi Leff Executive Director
Director of Operations Congregation Sherith Israel
Congregation Emanu-El 415.346.1720
San Francisco, CA amallor@sherithisrael.org
(415) 750-7545
JLeff@emanuelsf.org Riva Gambert
Contra Costa Jewish
Rabbi Greg Wolfe Book & ARTS Festival
Congregation Bet Haverim, riva@jfed.org
Davis, CA
rgawolfe <rgawolfe@aol.com Pamela Lavitt
Director, Seattle JCC Festival
Jen Roitman pamelal@sjcc.org | 206-388-0832
Chochmat Ha Lev
Berkeley, CA Shelly Gordon, Program Director
Jen@chochmat.org Temple Beth Ami
Rockville, MD
Lloyd Robinson 301-340-6818 x227
President, Temple Israel slg@bethami.org
New Rochelle, NY
lloyd@awisco.net Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia
Addison-Penzak JCC
Lucy Mercer Los Gatos, CA
The Throckmorton Theatre 408.357.7413
lucy@142throckmortontheatre.org rabbihugh@apjcc.org

Katie Glazier Gordon Gladstone


Director of Special Projects Executive Director,
Siegel JCC Wilmington, DE Congregation Shir Hadash
(302) 478-5660 ext. 205 Los Gatos CA
katieglazier@siegeljcc.org 408-358-1751 x 9
gordon@shirhadash.org