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Some more comedy for Koby

The twice-annual tour kicks off on December 6, with visiting comedians Elayne Boosler, Allen Havey and Tom Cotter

Jessica Steinberg covers the Sabra scene from south to north and back to the center.

Elayne Boosler, one of the premier female comedians in the US, will be in Israel with the upcoming Comedy for Koby (Courtesy Elayne Boosler)
Elayne Boosler, one of the premier female comedians in the US, will be in Israel with the upcoming Comedy for Koby (Courtesy Elayne Boosler)

The latest three American comedians to join the bi-annual Comedy for Koby fundraising tour are headliners Elyane Boosler, Allan Havey and Tom Cotter, all known for their stage and television work.

All three will be in Israel for the first time to perform for the Comedy for Koby tour beginning December 6, and showing in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Modi’in, Ra’anana, Beit Shemesh and Gush Etzion.

“Bringing this level of comedy to Israel gives us so much joy,” said Seth Mandell, father of Koby Mandell and co-founder of the Foundation. “It allows others to associate me and my family with a smile and a laugh rather than just with sadness and trepidation. Not only does the money from the shows go to help the bereaved families, but the shows bring much needed laughter and release for the community at a time of tension and near daily terror.”

The comedy tour, named for Koby Mandell, the 13-year-old victim of a 2001 terror attack, is the twice-annual stand-up comedy fundraising tour (since 2008) for The Koby Mandell Foundation, benefiting bereaved families and victims of terror.

Tom Cotter, one of the three comedians performing in Israel this week for the Comedy for Koby tour (Courtesy Tom Cotter)
Tom Cotter, one of the three comedians performing in Israel this week for the Comedy for Koby tour (Courtesy Tom Cotter)

The tour is hosted by Israeli-born, Los Angeles-based comedian Avi Liberman, who recently released a documentary, “Comedy Road,” marking ten years of the tour.

December 6 – Beit Shemesh, Eshkol Payis – Aliyat Hanoar 6, 8:30 p.m.
December 7 – Gush Etzion, Matnas Gush Etzion, 8:30 p.m.
December 8 – Jerusalem, Beit Shmuel Theater, Eliyahu Shema 6, 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
December 10 – Ra’anana, Yad Labanim, Achuza 147, 8:30 p.m.
December 11 – Modi’in, Heichal Hatarbut, Emek Dotan 49, 8:30 p.m.
December 12 – Tel Aviv, Tzavta, Ibn Gvirol 30, 8:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at the Comedy for Koby website.

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