This funny and poignant sequel to My Son the Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy chronicles the further adventures of comedian Brad Zimmerman and his quest to make it in show business, despite a well-meaning but meddling Jewish mother, and a turbulent professional and social life.
Brad Zimmerman is a very unique and original voice in the world of comedy. Watch a few minutes of his comedy and you will know you have never seen anything like Brad.
He works all over the country, performing at theatres, comedy clubs, casinos and comedy festivals. He has worked with many well known comedians and entertainers such as Brad Garrett, Dennis Miller, Susie Essman, Julio Iglesias, and has been Joan Rivers’ opening act of choice for the past decade. In fact Joan has said, “I’ve had three great opening acts in my lifetime: Billy Crystal, Garry Shandling, and Brad Zimmerman.”
In 2006, Brad had the great honor of opening for George Carlin, and that relationship lasted until George passed away in 2008. The first time Brad opened for George, at the Paramount Theatre, just outside Chicago, right after finishing his act, George approached Brad backstage, and said, as only George could have said, “F**kin great!”
Brad combines years of acting training and standup, which is evident in Brad’s one man show, “MY SON THE WAITER, A JEWISH TRAGEDY.” In this part standup/part theatrical piece, Brad tells a story of one man’s lengthy, and we do mean lengthy, struggle to make it as an actor in New York. His send-ups on his childhood, his family, his misbegotten love life, and his career are as warm and poignant as they are hysterical. His friend Brad Garret says of the show, “Zimmerman’s one-man show is a must see. It’s hysterical, heartfelt, timely and poignant. I cried, I laughed, I forgot where I parked.” The show is starting its North American tour starting in Phoenix in December.
In addition to this show, Brad has done work in both television and film, most notably playing Johnny Sack’s lawyer in one of the best television shows of all time, “THE SOPRANOS.”