Jewish comedy comes to the J

by | Jun 23, 2017 | What’s Happening

Thursday, August 3, 6:30 pm

Hilarity is coming to the Simon Family JCC when comedian, writer, and actor Elon Gold performs at Laughter on the Lawn.

Gold, born in the Bronx and currently living and working in Los Angeles, is “a favoured son in the proud tradition of Jewish-American comedy” according to the Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival, where he has been a fixture for 11 years.

A well-known comedian in the Jewish community as well as on the comedy circuit, Gold currently has a special on Netflix, was recently featured in a recurring role on Bones, has performed on The Tonight Show, and was a guest star on Frasier, The Mentalist, and the Chappelle Show. He has also hosted the Chabad Telethon and performed at AIPAC.

Gold’s performance at the J marks the first time he will bring his sharp observations and manic wit to Tidewater.

Laughter on the Lawn is free to the community and will be held on the back lawn of the Simon Family JCC. Food and drinks will be available for purchase and an RSVP is required, due to limited seating.

Laughter on the Lawn is presented through the generosity of community crowdfunding. To support this event or RSVP, visit or call Erin Dougherty at 757-321-2326.

– Erin Dougherty