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Saturday, February 16 • 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Comedy Performance: The 188th Crybaby Brigade

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. 


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Joel Chasnoff

Joel Chasnoff is a stand-up comedian and writer with stage and screen credits in eight countries. In February 2010, Simon and Schuster published Joel’s comedic memoir, 188th Crybaby Brigade, about his year as a combat soldier in the Israeli Army. The book made the Denver Post bestseller list. Kirkus Reviews calledCrybaby Brigade “Horrifyingly hilarious.”


Saturday February 16, 2013 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Illinois Room A Floor 3 North