When he was 24, Evanston native Joel Chasnoff ditched his blossoming stand-up comedy career to volunteer for a combat unit of the Israeli Army.
G.I. Joel is Chasnoff's hilarious--and, at times, deeply moving--solo show about identity, friendship, and the absurd reality of life in the Israeli Army. Based on his bestselling memoir, The 188th Crybaby Brigade (Simon and Schuster), G.I. Joel is a coming of age story that begins at Solomon Schechter Day School in Skokie, Illinois and concludes on a deserted hilltop in Lebanon.
Joel's performance at Limmud Chicago is a workshop production that will include both a Q&A and an opportunity for audience feedback after the show.