Atlanta Will Laugh for Shelter
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Atlanta Will Laugh for Shelter

A Chanukah stand-up comedy show will benefit Rebecca’s Tent.

Comedian Amanda Marks
Comedian Amanda Marks

Comedians Amanda Marks and David “HT” Rosen are combining laughter and charity at “The Brisket Belt Show” on Saturday night, Dec. 16.

The stand-up comedy of Marks, Rosen, Hayley Ellman, Rachel Eppstein, Sam Gordon, Michael Salloway and Chris Saslo will raise money for Rebecca’s Tent, the women’s shelter founded by Congregation Shearith Israel.

“We are delivering a small circle of people, proving you can be funny at any age,” Rosen said.

The celebration of the fifth night of Chanukah will include menorahs, dreidels and gelt, and latkes will be sold to raise more money for the shelter.

Rosen is known for his musical comedy act, and he cites Don Rickles and Rodney Dangerfield as influences. He has opened for Dave Attell, Bill Burr and Margaret Cho and headlined at the Comedy Store and Gotham NYC. For years, the Punchline was his home stage.

Marks, whose career on the Atlanta comedy scene is rising, is known for the vlog “Mom Cam in the Minivan,” through which she shares hilarious stories about raising three young kids.

Marks and her sister, Alison Goldstein Lebovitz, host “Sis and Tell,” recognized as the best podcast in Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta 2017. The latest episode details why women should shave their faces at the bizarre recommendation of Marks’ dermatologist.

The Dec. 16 show is at 8:30 p.m. at the Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge, 644 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta. Tickets are $15 at the door or at

Marks and Rosen are taking the show on the road to Mobile, Ala., at the Blind Mule on Jan. 13, to Tallahassee, Fla., at Junction at Monroe on Jan. 25, and to Marks’ hometown, Birmingham, Ala., at Stardome on Jan. 27. Each show will benefit the local Jewish community.

Marks said, “Be on the lookout for surprises, giveaways, and maybe a good, old-fashioned round of Jewish geography.”

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