Chutzpah! Festival of International Jewish Performing Arts returns in 2021 with an exciting lineup of performances and stimulating conversations.

Closing Night Comedy featuring the El-Salomons

Uproarious comedy closes the festival LIVE from the stage of the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre.

Vancouver comedian, Kyle Berger (co-producer of Rise of the Comics and last seen by Chutzpah! audiences with Shticks & Giggles) opens the show as he hosts local stand-up comedy favourites including, Joey Commisso and Julie Kim. Following by a hilarious second half hosted by Iris Bahr and our headliners, The El-Salomons.

The El-Salomons are a married Jewish-Palestinian lesbian comedy couple (Jess Salomon & Eman El-Husseini) who after years of performing solo decided to add yet another challenge to their relationship: A duo act! Now they tell jokes about one another, in front each other. A sacrifice they make for the fans. Jess and Eman mix jokes and stories inspired by the politics of their relationship with observational humour about love in general. 

Jess Salomon (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon) and Eman El-Husseini (Just for Laughs) met and fell in love at a comedy club in Montreal a decade ago. After just one year of performing together this hilarious couple recorded a comedy special at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival, now available in Canada on Crave TV.


Saturday, November 28 | 7PM PST




$18 - Simulcast Single

$32 - Simulcast Household

November 19, 2020 Update: 
In accordance with the latest order on November 19 from the BC Ministry of Health and our deep concern for the safety of our artists, staff and patrons, the Chutzpah! Festival isn't able to welcome audiences to the Norman and Annette Rothstein Theatre at this time.

Gratefully, we are still able to proceed with the virtual performances for this show where you will have the opportunity to watch from the comfort of your own homes . If you are a ticketholder for either of these performances, you will be contacted soon with your ticketing options and our offer to convert your tickets for virtual online tickets to replace your in-person tickets that you had already purchased. The pandemic has significantly impacted the performing arts this year, and your support is needed more than ever. If you can donate the full amount of the difference in the price of the tickets, we thank you in advance for your generosity.

Thank you for your patience and support as we respond to your inquiries in a timely manner.

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