Comedy night for ‘Jewish Halloween’ in Islington

Around 60 people gather at Islington Town Hall for Jews Telling Jokes

Around 60 people gather at Islington Town Hall for Jews Telling Jokes - Credit: Archant

Young Jews tell jokes in honour of Purim festival

A comedy night was held in honour of “Jewish Halloween”.

Young Jews Telling Jokes, at Islington Town Hall, in Upper Street, on March 4, saw 60 people gather to celebrate the festival of Purim.

As well as food and drink, an open mic was held to give up and coming laugh-smiths the chance to show off their best gags.

Rabbi Mendy Koroer, who helped organise the event, said: “It was an event in the celebrations of Purim, which is like a Jewish alternative to Halloween.

“People dress up, kids dress up and so on.

“So we decided to do a comedy event with an open mic. It attracted a nice, young crowd, about 60 altogether.

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“A bunch of people contributed, and we have a nice menu of food.

“We’re really grateful to Islington Council for allowing us to use a room in the town hall.

“And there was some very good jokes being told. We could have some up and coming comedians in our midst.”

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