Purim Party opens 92YTribeca

Sorry for not spotting this video sooner (via Gothamist, Dead-Frog), but let’s take a look at this, shall we? This movie trailer spoof promotes the Purim Party this coming Saturday, March 22, that’ll help open the Tribeca branch of the 92nd Street Y, 92YTribeca at 200 Hudson St. Anya Garrett, normally seen behind the scenes as a comedy fan and photographer, takes the lead role in Jewno, but there’s a small part from Matt McCarthy and the casting coup of them all, with JK Simmons playing the more Jewish version of his paternal role in Juno!

Info straight from the Purim Party page, where you can buy tickets, too: "The Shushan Channel is back for its sixth year. Created by Daily Show writer Rob Kutner and now in collaboration with writers from The Simpsons, Dennis Miller Live and more, The Shushan Channel is a comedic retelling of the story of Esther, as seen through the lens of current TV hits like Lost, American Idol and Ugly Betty.
This year don’t miss House-man, MD, DeadVood, Grogger of Love, To Catch
a Jewhater and Imperial Gladiators, scripted by professional comedy
writers and performed by hilarious comedians and actors, including The Daily Show‘s Aasif Mandvi. All this, plus a video monologue rant "The 5 Things I Hate About Purim" by everyone’s favorite "pissed-off optimist"—Lewis Black!"

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