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The Worst Jew


The Worst Jew

West Port Oracle

27 West Port (Off End of Grassmarket)
Flight Club: AUG 1-11, 13-18 at 13:15 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

The Worst Jew

David Ellis is a terrible Jew. Just the worst. He doesn’t keep kosher, He couldn’t tell you the last time he set foot inside a synagogue and he frequently forgets how to spell Chanukah.

All that said, being Jewish is still a huge part of what makes him who he is. In this 45 minute show David will take you on a journey; from bagels to the Bris, from Seinfeld to shivas, from Haroset to the house of bondage. David won’t look at any of this and instead will tell you humiliating stories, petty victories and tales of woefully tragic social ineptitude which he hopes he can somehow tie into his cultural heritage.

David is a Jewish actor, writer and comedian originally from Bedford. He’s played to sold out crowds in London, Edinburgh, Off-Broadway, Toronto and across Australia. He’s performed with long running comedy shows NewsRevue, Shit-faced Shakespeare, Potted Potter and The Reduced Shakespeare Company. David’s production company Underground Treehouse produces award winning short films and has frequently had films accepted into BAFTA qualifying festivals. He is a graduate of the Royal Court Writers Programme. In 2015 his show Checkpoint 22 transferred from Edinburgh for a run at the Kings’s Head Theatre. His work has also been seen at New Diorama, Old Red Lion and Arcola.

This year we have two entry methods: Free & Unticketed or Pay What You Can
Free & Unticketed: Entry to a show is first-come, first served at the venue - just turn up and then donate to the show in the collection at the end.
Pay What You Can: For these shows you can book a ticket to guarantee entry and choose your price from the Fringe Box Office, up to 30 mins before a show. After that all remaining space is free at the venue on a first-come, first-served bases. Donations for walk-ins at the end of the show.