Comedy for Koby Tour Features Leading Names in American Comedy 


In response to the growing popularity of English-performing stand up artists on Israeli stages, three top American comedians are preparing to appear in the multi-city tour with sales to benefit victims of terror and tragedy.  Elyane Boosler, Allan Havey and Tom Cotter are all accomplished comedic actors who have previously appeared on late night television, in film and major comedy clubs and stages around the world.


The three will all perform in Israel for the first time under the Comedy for Koby banner beginning December 6th. Comedy for Koby is the twice annual stand up comedy fundraising tour for The Koby Mandell Foundation, benefitting bereaved families and victims of terror. The tour, hosted by Israeli born, Los Angeles- based comedian Avi Liberman, will be showing in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh, Modiin, Gush Etzion and Raanana.


All proceeds from the Comedy for Koby tour go to benefit programs of The Koby Mandell Foundation, named in memory of 13 year old Koby Mandell, who was killed in a terror attack in 2001. Working with bereaved children and families, the Foundation offers ongoing social and therapeutic programs including Camp Koby.


Past comics who have performed under the Comedy for Koby banner include Roastmaster General Jeffrey Ross, Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr., opening act for Jerry Seinfeld Mark Schiff, Emmy Award winning Judy Gold and Comic Strip Live’s Wayne Cotter.


“Bringing this level of comedy to Israel gives us so much joy,” said Seth Mandell, father of Koby and co-founder of the Foundation. “It allows others to associate me and my family with a smile and a laugh rather than just with sadness and trepidation. Not only does the money from the shows go to help the bereaved families, but the shows bring much needed laughter and release for the community at a time of tension andnear daily terror.


DEC 6 – Beit Shemesh, Eshkol Payis – Aliyat Hanoar 6, 8:30pm

DEC 7 – Gush Etzion, Matnas Gush Etzion, 8:30pm
DEC 8 – Jerusalem, Beit Shmuel Theater, Eliyahu Shema 6, 7:00pm, 9:30pm
DEC 10 – Raanana, Yad Labanim, Achuza 147, 8:30pm
DEC 11 – Modiin, Heichal Hatarbut, Emek Dotan 49, 8:30pm
DEC 12 – Tel Aviv, Tzavta, Ibn Gevirol 30, 8:30pm
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 Photo credit Yissachar Ruas