Lillian Margulies Singer Jewish Humor Lecture - Jessica Kirson
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Lillian Margulies Singer Jewish Humor Lecture - Jessica Kirson

Jessica Kirson

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7:00PM
Wilde Auditorium, Harry Jack Gray Center

Jessica Kirson, noted stand-up comedian and performer, will continue the University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies’ fall Jewish Humor Lecture Series with the annual Lillian Singer Jewish Humor Lecture.   

Jessica Kirson’s unique style and captivating stage presence captures the attention of audiences and club bookers everywhere she performs. Her wide variety of characters brings a diverse energy to her routine. She was awarded “Best Female Comic” by the MAC Association in New York City and recently accepted the Nightlife Award for “Best Stand-up Comedian” in New York City. Her YouTube channel “The Jessy K Show,” has more than 100 videos with a combined total of over 2.5 million views. In 2013, she launched her own podcast titled, “The Jessica Kirson Podcast.”

Kirson has been featured on various television shows, including, Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and “Fresh Faces,” Nickelodeon’s “Sixth in the Suburbs,” and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and “Celebrity Apprentice.” She made her big screen debut in Nick Cannon’s “School Dance.”

Co-sponsored by the Singer Family, the Greenberg Center, and UCONN Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life