Eshel Proudly Presents "Oy Gay, with a side of BLT" 7pm June 23 2022 TKTS $54 VIP TKTS $120 includes 6 pm VIP Reception. Supporting Eshel's Warmline. Broadway Comedy Club, 318 W 53rd St NY, NY 10019

Oy Gay with a side of BLT

June 23, 2022 | 7PM Show | 6pm VIP Happy Hour

Come together to laugh and have a good time with our hilarious comedians Adam Sank (Last Comic Standing), Chani Lisbon (Carolines On Broadway), Dana Friedman (AllMedia TV), Eli Lebowicz (Stand-Up NY), Leah Forster (Comedy Cellar) , Liz Glazer (Boston Comedy Festival), Talia Reese (SiriusXM), and Eddie Sarfaty (The Today Show). Join us at the Broadway Comedy Club, located at 318 W 53rd St NY,NY 10019. At this year’s comedy fundraiser, we’re raising money to benefit the Eshel Warmline.

Last year, the Warmline provided resources, counseling, and emotional support through over 500 phone calls and emails correspondences with people struggling as members of the LGBTQ Orthodox Jewish community and Orthodox Parents of LGBTQ youth. Show your support for the Warmline and help support our community! Buy a ticket today for General Admission, a VIP ticket, or a VIP table for eight. Our VIP guests get the same great show as everyone else, but also get to enjoy priority seating, a kosher catered happy hour before the show, and a goodie bag with surprise treats!

Proof of vaccination required. This show is recommended for ages 18+.

Corporate or small business sponsorships for this event are available. Please contact to learn more.

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Adam Sank
ADAM SANK is one of the most recognized and accomplished openly gay stand-up comics in the country, having been featured on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and The Today Show, FOX’s Laughs, CBS News, Vh1’s I Love the 2000s and Best Week Ever, CNN’s @ThisHour, CNBC’s Street Signs and truTV’s World’s Dumbest Criminals, along with countless appearances as both a guest and fill-in host on Sirius-XM satellite radio. His debut comedy album, “Adam Sank: Live from the Stonewall Inn,” went to No. 1 on both Amazon’s list of Comedy Album Downloads and iTunes’s New Comedy Releases, and it plays in rotation on SiriusXM’s Raw Dog channel. Adam also hosts a weekly podcast– “The Adam Sank Show (ASS)” – every Saturday at 11AM ET at and other streaming platforms. For 15 years, Adam performed regularly at comedy clubs, special events and festivals throughout the New York City area and beyond, including appearances at NYC Gay Pride, Gay Days Orlando, Atlantis Events and the Gay Naturists International (GNI) Annual Gathering. He has served as master of ceremonies and auctioneer at multiple fundraisers, helping to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charitable organizations. He has also personally raised over $95K for AIDS Walk NY. In 2019, Adam retired from stand-up after releasing his second comedy album, “Adam Sank’s Last Comedy Album,” which went to No. 1 on Amazon and iTunes and plays regularly on SiriusXM Raw Dog. He occasionally still appears live for select events. In addition to being a comedian and podcaster, Adam is a licensed wedding officiant in the state of New York, specializing in (but not limited to) same-sex, Jewish and/or comedy-themed ceremonies. He currently lives in New York City with his dog, Lady.
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Liz Glazer
Liz Glazer is the first place winner of both the Boston Comedy Festival and the Ladies of Laughter competition, and the subject of an entire Wall Street Journal Article about her and her comedy!
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Chani Lisbon
Chani Lisbon is a stand up comedian, motivational speaker, and performer. For two years, she produced the consistently sold-out show The Biggest Littlest Comedy Show in Brooklyn, while performing all over New York City. Chani has also made them laugh in Tucson, Los Angeles, Oakland, and Israel. She headlined a sold-out show at StandUp NY and is a frequent speaker/performer at colleges, private events, and rehab facilities. She has co-written two pilots (one about social media addiction, and one about Chanukah), and has performed a moving comedic piece about hair loss and self-acceptance for MicDrop. Born and raised in LA, Chani currently lives in Brooklyn.
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Talia Reese
Talia Reese is a stand-up comedian and former bankruptcy lawyer. The New York Post featured Talia as a “Hot Ticket” in a full-page article. Talia has been compared to Joan Rivers and written about in The Wall Street Journal (“The Hottest Ticket in Town This Year Is Your Family’s Covid-Constrained Thanksgiving” and “Keeping Kosher, With a Side of Jokes”). Her comedy has been written about by The Jerusalem Post (“Toning It Down For The Rabbi”). Talia is a regular contributor to “Tell Me Everything” on Sirius XM, “Is it Funny or Offensive,” and “The Quiz Show” on Fox Nation. Cindy Adams’ Page Six column often quotes Talia’s jokes, and she has appeared on The Wendy Williams Show.
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Eddie Sarfaty
Comedian and writer Eddie Sarfaty has appeared on The Today Show, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Logo’s Wisecrack, The Joy Behar Show, and is a subject of the documentaries, Laughing Matters and Heartfelt.
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Leah Forster
For over a decade, Leah Forster has been an internationally renowned entertainer in the Jewish community. In recent years she’s expanded her reach to more mainstream comedy clubs, and taken to the internet, exponentially growing her already-substantial fan-base. In addition to theaters all over the world, Leah has appeared locally at Carolines On Broadway, Stand-Up NY, The Comedy Cellar, Broadway Comedy Club, as well as being featured on Breakout.TV. Follow @leahforster on Instagram, and catch her weekly special: Tichel Tuesday.
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Dana Friedman

Dana Friedman is, in all likelihood, New York’s first Orthodox Jewish, transgender comic. She is the producer of Queernucopia: An Evening of LGBT and Allied Comedy Goddesses and Heathens , Right Down The Middle (East), (no missionaries, just funny positions), which brings together Muslim, Jewish, Israeli, Arab, and Palestinian standup comics, LOL Nidrei (Unforgivably Naughty Jewish Comedy) which was featured in The Forward, and, for the fourth consecutive year: Orthomocks Jews, A Pre-Purim Standup Romp. Dana was also the producer and a co-writer of FunOrthodox: An Evening of LGBT+ Jewish Entertainment, hosted by Mayim Bialik. She was selected for She-Devil Comedy Festival’s “Best Of The Fest”, and the New York Underground Comedy Festival. She has been a guest on Tell Me Everything with John Fugelsang on SiriusXM, and appeared with or opened for Janeane Garofalo, Lizz Winstead, Yanis Pappas, Christian Finnegan, Julia Scotti, Tim Dillon, as well as other major headliners at clubs and theaters all over North America.

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Eli Lebowicz
Eli started performing standup comedy while attending Yeshiva University. There, he won the school’s annual standup comedy contest in 2009, and was the Co-Creator and Head Writer for The Quipster, Yeshiva University’s first satire publication. Since then, Eli has been performing at comedy clubs in New York City, college campuses along the East Coast, synagogue dinners, Passover programs, and Jewish events where there’s food. Some may find Eli’s material a bit too Jewish, but with a name like “Eli Lebowicz,” he wasn’t really trying to hide that anyway