Stage Door’s ‘Old Jews Telling Jokes’ is amusing, seldom more

November 6, 2014 4:38 PM

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Stage Door’s ‘Old Jews Telling Jokes’ is amusing, seldom more

Have you heard the one about a popular website featuring older Jewish folks telling jokes, and how two guys turned the idea into a stage show? How people in New York loved the show so much that it ran Off-Broadway for over a year? How the show has finally made it to South Florida, where the pairing of Old Jews Telling Jokes and the audience at the Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs would seem to spell surefire hit?

All true, but there’s no punchline to follow that setup. Showbiz is unpredictable, and while Stage Door’s production provokes its share of laughs, giggles and smiles, it’s a long way from the perfect fit the producers must have imagined.

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