Comedy historian to bring classic Jewish comedians to life

Comedy historian Lowell Fox will use his encyclopedic knowledge of classic Jewish comedians to bring to life the work of George Burns and Sid Caesar during an event on Sunday, April 3 at Congregation B’nai Amoona, 324 S. Mason Road.   

Fox, a Clayton High School graduate, will give an educational and entertaining 90-minute presentation laced with samples of their acclaimed TV, film and live performances. The event is open to the general public.  

“The evening has a unique, upfront twist,” said Michael Samis, executive director of B’nai Amoona. “We polled people interested in attending this Classic Comedians event, asking them just whose stories they wanted Mr. Fox to present.” Other Jewish comedians considered for the evening’s program were Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Danny Kaye, Jerry Lewis and the Marx Brothers.  

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the program is scheduled to begin at 7.  A brief question and answer session and dessert reception will follow the program.  

The event is being co-sponsored by B’nai Amoona and the University of Missouri-Columbia chapter of Zeta Beta Tau, the college fraternity to which Fox belongs. 

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The event is also a fundraiser for B’nai Amoona with net proceeds being donated to the synagogue’s Early Childhood Center and Social Action Committee.  

Tickets are $54 for preferred seating and $36 for general section seating. A special rate of $18 for general seating is available for attendees 40 and under and for senior citizen groups of 10 or more from retirement communities.  

For more information about tickets, call Barbara Shechter at B’nai Amoona, 314-576-9990, ext. 126.