"Dude Where's my Chutzpah?" is a comedic web series which follows Jessie on her adventure to discover what it means to be Jewish. After learning that her recently deceased Bubbie left her a large sum of money, Jessie, a quirky yet jaded stand-up comedian, discovers that in order to get the cash she must "Live JEWISH for a year." From the underground Israeli club scene, to the front of the picket line, to the depths of the Kabbalah, Jessie soon discovers the plethora of ways to experience Judaism. In addition to her hilarious adventures, she also taps into the spiritual realm and learns how her soul can flourish within the tangible world. Watch as Judaism shows Jessie that the journey is the destination, and that every answer is just a question in disguise...

"Dude Where's my Chutzpah?" is currently in pre-production and gearing up to shoot this summer in both Los Angeles and Israel. We've been honored with a Six Points Fellowship and are currently fundraising in order to make the most awesomely epic web series of all time. Please contribute what you can and watch your Karma points go through the roof. Every Shekel counts...

The Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists is a program of the FJC, originally founded in partnership with Avoda Arts, and JDub, with significant funding from The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, and the Righteous Persons Foundation.

Photo by Carrie Boretz

Leave it on the Bus….

So it finally happened. My dreams pulled a quick one on me and all of a sudden I found myself sitting across from Mel Brooks! In our hour together  he imparted  me with meaningful deep life lessons, taught me the golden rules of comedy, and even gave me dating advice. (Always date drummers NEVER date guitar players)

I kinda OD’ed  on too much awesomeness but one thing I’ll never forget, when asking Mr. Brooks how he got through all the rejection, pain, agony, fear, and overall “AH!!!” of trying to live a life guided by your dreams, he chuckled and quickly fired back:

“Nevermind! Just leave all of that on the bus and keep on going”

As our meeting came to a close  Mel  showed me to the door and commented that I was “easy”. Unsure if this was a good thing or not (like Trader Joes pre-made dinner “easy”  OR Rizzo from Grease ”easy”?) I decided to just ask him.

“I mean you’re easy to talk to…I thought I was going to have to fake a stomach ache after the first ten minutes”

Keeping THAT one on the bus for at least 2,000 years.


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