The New Center for Arts & Culture to Host Third Annual ‘Moo Shu Jew’

WHAT:           For the third year in a row, The New Center for Arts & Culture will host The 3rd Annual Moo Shu Jewcomedy dinner event on Christmas Eve, inspired by the Jewish family tradition of spending Christmas Eve in a Chinese restaurant!  Celebrity comics from primetime’s most popular late-night talk shows and comedy specials, including Steve Calechman (who will host), Dana EagleScott Blakeman and Lenny Marcus, will perform Jewish-inspired stand-up while guests enjoy a five-course dinner (no shellfish, no pork!).

Moo Shu Jew was created and produced by Cory Kahaney, a regular on the Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson.                       

Steve Calechman – Steve Calechman is a stand-up comedian based in Boston. He has also appeared alongside actress Sandra Bullock in the popular romantic comedy, The Proposal, and is a contributing editor for Men’s Health magazine. 

 Dana Eagle – Dana Eagle is a stand-up comedian who has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on Comedy Central and Comics Unleashed With Byron Allen, where she became a contributing writer. ​

Scott Blakeman – Scott Blakeman has performed his progressive political humor around the world, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam. He has made more than 30 national television appearances, and was the warm-up comedian for The Late Show with David Letterman.

Lenny Marcus – Lenny Marcus has been a stand-up comedian for over fifteen years and is currently a regular performer in every major comedy club in New York City. He performed on various late night shows including The Late Show with David Letterman, NBC’s Comedy Showcase with Louie Anderson and MTV’s The Jim Brewer Show.


WHEN:           Tuesday, December 24, 2013
6:00 p.m.


WHERE:         China Pearl Restaurant
9 Tyler Street
Boston, MA 02111


COST:            $65 Adults, $40 Young Adults (39 & under) in advance; $75 at the door.
Ticket prices include four-course dinner, (no shellfish, no pork!).


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About The New Center for Arts & Culture:

The mission of The New Center for Arts & Culture is focused on exploring the Jewish imagination through innovative programming, performances, and conversations that are relevant to both Jews and the broader community. In years past, the organization has featured high-caliber artists, musicians, writers, performers, political figures and thinkers, such as Alan Dershowitz, A.R.T. Founder Robert Brustein, The New York Times’ Mark Bittman, and Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

For further information on The New Center for Arts & Culture and any upcoming events, please visit or call 617-531-4610.

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