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There’s A Comedy Revolution In East Hartford, Connecticut: Comedy@Carmine’s Bar/Grill/Stage

My friend’s dad, who came from war-torn Estonia, would sometimes say, “I love a good revolution!” He often said this right before downing a shot of vodka. I can’t handle vodka, but I can handle the truth. I’m not impressed with … Continue reading

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“The Russian Optimist”: Review of Ben Rosenfeld’s 2nd Comedy CD Scheduled For Release January 1, 2016

Fun fact to know and tell: in Russia, they pry your eyes open right before they remove a kidney. I learned this and so much more listening to Ben Rosenfeld’s “The Russian Optimist”, his hilarious second comedy CD that is … Continue reading

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Review of “Russian Optimism: Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up”

“Russian Optimism:  Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up” Edited and translated by Ben Rosenfeld Illustrated by Dov Smiley This coffee table book containing thirty of “Russia’s most horrifically hysterical nursery rhymes in English” was recently in the top 20 … Continue reading

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