January 2016 Media contact: Leanna Adams
Only one film at Atlanta Jewish Film Festival features an Atlantan - 77-year-old comedian Jerry Farber
“Jerry is one of the few elders in the industry genuinely interested in helping young comedians get ahead,” Adams says.
“He’s had a transformative influence on me, always pushing me to do more to get where I want to be with my career,” she adds. As a tribute, she decided to direct and produce her first documentary film to tell his story.
Published on Facebook February 2015, Lori Sugarman, M.Ed, CCHT
Jerry Farber is often called the King of Atlanta Comedy but I call him the Teaching King of Comedy. Turning a wishful dream into stage reality came true after taking Jerry’s Stand-up Comedy class for the Mortified Beginner. Sitting backstage two minutes before my walk- on debut, I clutched my head in hands and thought what the hell have I gotten myself into? Public speaking or performing follows the same motto as a laughter yoga group- “fake it until you feel it” -so
I walked out on stage strutting with confidence to a metronome on steroids heartbeat. When the first laugh howled back from the audience, it transformed my heart like smooth melted butter and the exuberance of being surrounded by audience laughter coated every fiber of my mortified being with deep satisfaction and relaxation.
No matter the form, shape or flavor in which laughter floats into your world, we all know the exuberance a hearty laugh creates. From the bottom of our guffawing ribs, we so hope you can make time and space to join us the weekend of April 24-25 in Atlanta for a rib roaring experience!
In turn, Atlanta comedy legend Jerry Farber’s Side Door club would move from the diner, where it occupies a side room, to a new Buckhead or Sandy Springs spot.
Everyone involved differs on how close the Landmark is to becoming the new home of the Punchline, which shuttered its Sandy Springs doors in April after 33 years of hosting top stars. Farber said he suggested the comedy swap and is hopeful the deal will happen as a rare moment of club camaraderie.
Pianist/comedian Jerry Farber to headline year's first Savannah Comedy Review
Posted: January 1, 2015 - 12:17am
By Linda Sickler Still funny after all these years
Comedian Jerry Farber is about to turn 77, but he’s not slowing down — he’s speeding up.
On Jan. 2, Farber will headline the Savannah Comedy Revue. Opening for him will be Kristi Leigh Snyder, an actress, singer, stand-up comedian and nutrition educator based in Atlanta.
“This will be the second time I’ve performed as the headliner in Savannah,” Farber says. “But I’ve been in that room more times than that.
“I’m always delighted to be invited back and even more surprised,” he says. “It is in one of the better venues in the Southeast.”
For Immediate Release: AHR Web TV Series "In the Guest Room" With Joshua Farber
Worldwide Broadcast ~ Special Event ~ Sat. Nights LIVE From Atlanta Ga.
Launch Date: March 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm EST on American Hearts Radio.
Fourteen-year-old boys often have a room. How many have a live Web TV / Radio show called "In The Guest Room?"
Joshua Farber is from a family in the business of talking. His uncle Barry Farber was recently inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. For sixty years Barry has hosted several talk shows based in New York City, and now has a nightly syndicated program,
Atlanta’s comedy star may be on the rise, based on the recent attention the city has received from the national comedy community. Aug. 10, Atlanta hosted a stop on the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival tour at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood in south Fulton County.
The event, presented by Funny or Die, featured such acts as Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Brent Morin, Chris Hardwick and other talented comedians. The tour has 21 stops across the nation.
In April, Atlanta was ranked third behind Chicago and Boston, respectively, in the America’s Funniest Cities list created by the Humor Research Lab located at the University of Colorado in Boulder. The lab created an algorithm based on frequency of humor site visits, comedy clubs per square mile and number of famous comedians.
THE JEWISH GEORGIAN January-February 2015
Atlanta native Debra Berger is the new Georgia state director for the Humane Society of the United States. HSUS (hsus.org), the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization, recently celebrated 60 years of advocacy. Debra has been a volunteer with HSUS for many years and is enthusiastic about the opportunity to continue working with other advocates to reduce animal suffering in Georgia.
Those of us who have known and worked with Debra over the years know that HSUS could not have found a better person to head up its Georgia activities. She is married to psychologist Joe Berger, whom we could use over here at the JG to help us recover from all the holiday stress.
Posted by Melissa Weinman on July 28, 2011.
The veteran Atlanta comedian has tried to bring something new to the city’s scene with his Buckhead club, Jerry Farber’s Side Door.
“There are 168 nightclubs in Atlanta. I was trying to not be just the same old thing. It’s music and comedy,” Farber said. “None of them combine the music and the comedy. That’s what Farber’s is. We encourage acts, at the beginning, middle and end of their careers.”
The club, located at the Landmark Diner on Roswell Road, opened its doors at the beginning of the year.
Farber said he enjoys providing a space for young musicians and comedians to play in front of an audience. He said when he was first starting in comedy, it was hard to find a place to perform, so he practiced a lot in front of the mirror and for friends.