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Comedy at Ashkenaz! Comics Over 50 (with Bad Backs) With Ian Williams, Bridget Schwartz, and Judi Leff. Hosted by Lisa Geduldig.

Doors at 7:30 pm; Show at 8:00 pm

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Tickets are $15 - $20 Sliding Scale

with Ian Williams, Bridget Schwartz, Judi Leff
Hosted by Lisa Geduldig

(Ashkenaz is an all ages venue, but the comedy show is not recommended for kids under 13)

Bay Area comedian/comedy producer, Lisa Geduldig (of Kung Pao Kosher Comedy), and Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center joined forces last Fall to bring the East Bay a new monthly (the second Thursday of the month) comedy series Comedy at Ashkenaz! featuring a different line-up each month; some have themes. The producers are striving for humor, intelligence, and diversity.

Tonight, we feature Comics over 50 (with Bad Backs) and will feature Ian Williams, Bridget Schwartz, Judi Leff, and Lisa Geduldig.  




Ian Williams began performing in comedy clubs in the Midwest after leaving graduate school in 1984. He has appeared on MTV, A&E, Star Search, and Showtime. Williams has lived in San Francisco for more than two decades and appears at Bay Area clubs including Cobb's and The Punchline. He also has worked as a teacher while partnering with his spouse to run a family that has stayed in operation since 1995.




Bridget Schwartz was a well-known San Francisco comic for many years (a Josie’s
Cabaret and Juice Joint favorite), and then she took a hiatus to do something else for a while. That "something else" turned into "nothing" so she decided to come back and tell us all about middle age. She has no new insights but went out with 70 different men on OKCupid just to see if any of them noticed she was wearing two different colored socks. She likes cats and hamsters, but not at the same time (sad story), and has spent time in jail in Munich, Germany.




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Judi Leff, a San Francisco native and Duchess in the Court of Emperor Norton, has been making people laugh ever since she took her first math test. For decades Judi has taught, lectured, written, performed, directed, and/or produced short and long versions of comedy in the Bay Area Jewish community and specializes in parody songwriting. After a long seriocomic career at Congregation Emanu-El, she currently
sorts the mail and a few other things at The Institute on Aging.

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Lisa Geduldig is a Bay Area-based comedian and comedy producer who is the creator, producer, and MC of a variety of comedy shows including Kung Pao Kosher Comedy™ - Jewish comedy on Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant (which celebrated its 25th Anniversary last year) and Comedy Returns to El Rio! (celebrating its 10th Anniversary on May 17) in SF. Lisa moonlights as a bilingual (Spanish-English) freelance publicist.

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