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Comedians for Screen & Stage Return for all new COMEDY FOR KOBY

Can you believe it? DJW Productions is proud to bring you the 23rd Comedy for Koby show, benefitting The Koby Mandell Foundation. Tickets on sale at

Kicking off on May 27th in Raanana, the tour is excited to be heading up North with the addition of a Haifa show on May 29th. The lineup for the upcoming tour will include three long-time veterans of the North American stand-up scene with Bobby Collins, Steve Mittleman and Maryellen Hooper. Avi Liberman, whose comedy resume similarly reflects a career of remarkable accomplishments and who founded the Tour, will round out the lineup.

Collins has been performing on stage and screen for decades and has opened for some of the great names in American entertainment including stars like Frank Sinatra, Dolly Parton and Tony Bennett. He’s been described as harnessing the styles of comedy greats like Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin and welcomes the chance to perform for Israeli audiences.

Steve Mittleman is an accomplished act who has similarly been on stage for many years and has appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Proudly described as “squeaky clean”, Mittleman integrates his Jewish heritage in his act and is always waiting for that perfect chance to improvise before new audiences.

Maryellen Hooper is returning to Israel following a successful appearance on the winter tour in 2011. A wife and mother, her humor focuses on the absurdities of domestic life which makes her a favorite of audiences of all ages.

The Comedy for Koby concept was launched in memory of Koby Mandell, the 13-year-old who was murdered in a terrorist attack 18 years ago this month in 2001 together with his friend Yosef Ishran.


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