MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY by Carol Kaufman Segal
My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy is a one man’s story about comedian/actor Brad Zimmerman, written by Brad Zimmerman, performed by Brad Zimmerman, and all together humorous. Brad has the ability to keep everyone’s attention with his down-to-earth natural ability to be friendly and also to be very funny.
In his show, Brad reveals stories of his family, his childhood, and his pursuit to becoming an actor and comedian. It is as if he is telling his story about his life to a gathering of friends, at the same time, joking about it as well. All during his twenty-nine years working tables he honed himself for his dream by taking acting classes. Eventually he became the opening act for well-known performers that included Joan Rivers, George Carlin, Brad Garrett, Dennis Miller, and Julio Iglesias. He also appeared on The Sopranos over HBO. He spent nine years working on the script for My Son the Waiter and, since, has performed his show all over the country. He also performed it at off-Broadway’s Stage 72 (now the Triad Theatre) for two years.
There are a lot of jokes about Jewish mother’s bragging about their sons, and though the jokes can be very comical, there is some truth as to the way Jewish mothers feel about their progenies. Brad Zimmerman may have given his mother some concern about where he was going in life, but after spending twenty-nine years waiting tables, all the while pursuing his dream as an actor and comedian, she knows she has no reason to be concerned or less proud. Brad Zimmerman is certainly not “a Jewish tragedy.” Brad Zimmerman is a big success!
You can see Brad Zimmerman’s performance of My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy at the Colony Theatre in Burbank. Performances are Thursdays at 3 PM and 8 PM, Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 3 PM and 8 PM, and Sundays, at 3 PM, through June 10. Tickets can be purchased online at www.mysonthewaiter.com, or by phone at (855) 448-7469.