Unkosher comedy concert at local theater
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Sean Altman
Sean Altman
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BRATTLEBORO- Sean Altman the singer, composer, and musical force behind a capella singing sensation Rockapella, brings his silky tenor back as the star of “Jewmongous!” on Thursday, December 27, at 7:30 pm at the Hooker-Dunham Theatre and Gallery.

Altman’s collection of satirical comedy songs poke good-natured, often raunchy, and decidedly less than politically correct fun at his Jewish heritage and the plight of modern Jewish life.

Altman is perhaps best known for penning and performing the ubiquitous theme song for the PBS-TV series “Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?” in which Altman and Rockapella starred. Carmen won numerous Emmys and the coveted Peabody Award while attracting a fanatical viewership of 20 million.

Altman’s career erupted from there: nine CD releases; eight tours of Japan; concerts with Sting and Don Henley; TV specials with Jay Leno and Whoopi Goldberg; and numerous commercials.

The “Jewmongous!” experience is summed up by Rabbi Angela Buchdahl. of Central Synagogue in Manhattan, where Altman recently performed to a sold-out house: “Jewmongous is funny ‘til it hurts. Sean dishes out an irreverent, sometimes vulgar, but always illuminating view of American Jewish life.”

While his humor cuts to the bone, Altman’s pride in the tribe is always evident, and he is also a world-class mensch.

“Jewmongous!” has earned Altman comparisons to other Jewish artists whose work melds comedy, satire, music, and social commentary. The Philadelphia Daily News dubbed Altman and the show “wildly funny... part of a new breed of Jewish hipster comedy that includes Jon Stewart, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sarah Silverman and Heeb Magazine.”

Tickets are $18. To get advance tickets visit www.brownpapertickets.com or go to In The Moment Records, 139 Main Street. H-DT&G is located at 139 Main Street.

“Jewmongous!” runs approximately 90 minutes with one intermission.

More information is available at www.jewmongous.com. For additional information contact Billy Straus at (802) 387-8500 or billystraus@gmail.com.
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