The Ten Comedyments
Last updated: 2003-10-03
Ivor Dembina is one of the UKs leading Jewish comedians who has been performing his unique brand of Jewish social reality comedy for over a decade.
His recent show SadoJudaism, a comic account of the fetish scene through Jewish eyes, drew plaudits from critics and audiences alike on both sides of the Atlantic. But its his new offering, This is Not a Subject for Comedy, a stand-up show about Israel, Palestine and the Jews thats caused the most controversy. Hes had walk-outs, abuse and hate mail, and the show isnt even finished yet. He took time off from rehearsals to hand down his own Ten Comedyments
What is your favourite Jewish stereotype?
Jews are funny
What is your least favourite stereotype?
How have Jewish people responded to your new show about Israel and Palestine?
Some really hate it others merely dislike it
How can the Israeli/Palestinian conflict be resolved?
Send Vanessa Feltz out there and tell them that if they dont stop fighting, she stays.
Who is your favourite Jewish comedian?
You were once part of a two man show called Arab and The Jew. Sample joke?
Jew to Arab: This land was given to us by God.
Arab to Jew: So what? It was given to us by Great Britain.
Why do you feel UK Jewish comedy does not get much of a profile?
Its not funny enough.
What is your favourite Jewish festival?
How does a Jewish comic make money in the UK?
Go into his fathers business..
What are your future plans?
Go into my fathers business.
Ivor's website can be found at www.thinkbeforeyoulaugh.com