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Comedy for Koby returns to Israel

Three comedians to work the room in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and other cities to support the Koby Mandell Foundation for bereaved families

Jessica Steinberg, The Times of Israel's culture and lifestyles editor, covers the Sabra scene from south to north and back to the center

The twice-annual Comedy for Koby tour returns to Israel at the end of the month, featuring comics Kermet Apio, Erin Jackson, Bob Zany and Israeli-born comedian-compere Avi Liberman, who founded the event with The Koby Mandell Foundation.

Proceeds from the event, which will reach seven cities from November 28 through December 6, helps bereaved families heal from terror attacks and other tragedies through activities of the family-founded foundation.

This season’s comics include Kermet Apio, an American comic from Hawaii known for his family-friendly humor; Erin Jackson, from Washington, DC, who co-hosts “Exhale,” a candid new talk show on Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s ASPiRE television network; and Bob Zany, a veteran stand-up comic who appeared in the 2010 Comedy for Koby Tour and is known for his trademark cigar on stage.

Hosted by Liberman, the show will made stops in Beersheba, Modi’in, Ra’anana, Beit Shemesh, Jerusalem, Gush Etzion and Tel Aviv.

Tickets are available at the Comedy for Koby website.

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