WINNER OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD
Hi, I'm Joel!
I’m a stand-up comedian, former IDF soldier, and author of multiple non-fiction books, including the newly released Israel 201. Unlike a lot of Jewish comics, my comedy is clever, clean, and positive. No stereotypes, no tired Borscht-Belt cliches. Just hip, wholesome comedy about the joys and oys of Jewish life. To date, I’ve performed at more than 1,500 Jewish events in ten countries, from the Melbourne Comedy Festival in Australia to Israeli late-night TV.
YACHAD TOUR 2024
These days, the operative word in Israel is yachad, Hebrew for “together.” Throughout 2024, Joel is touring North America with YACHAD—a series of workshops and performances designed to immerse communities in the celebration of Israel in all its complexity, beauty, and joy