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The Jews are Coming to Brandeis: A Conversation with the Creators of Israel’s Hit Satire Series “Ha-Yehudim Baim”
September 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Jews are Coming (Ha-Yehudim Baim) is an Israeli Academy Award-winning satire now in its fourth season, airing on Kan 11, one of the official channels of the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation. The sketch comedy covers the history of the Jewish people from biblical times to the present, from Moses to Barbie and everything in between. Join our associate director Dr. Shayna Weiss for a lively conversation with the show’s creators, Natalie Marcus and Asaf Beiser. The conversation will also feature clips from the new season, never before translated for an English-speaking audience!
- Asaf Beiser is based in Tel Aviv and has been a writer and showrunner in Israel’s highest rated, comedy, satire and drama shows for over 15 years. He is the co-creator and head writer of the award-winning sketch show The Jews are Coming. Asaf was a writer for Fauda, The Good Cop, Eretz Nehederet (The Israeli version of Saturday Night Live), and many more award-winning programs for Israeli television.
- Natalie Marcus is a highly acclaimed, award-winning, screenwriter and director based in Tel Aviv. For the past 10 years, Marcus has been a writer and showrunner in Israel’s highest rated, comedy, satire, and drama series. Marcus is the creator and showrunner of the acclaimed historically themed sketch show The Jews are Coming. Marcus teaches comedy writing and lectures about writing and Jewish history all around the world, and lives in Tel Aviv with her husband and two kids.
in conversation with:
- Shayna Weiss, Associate Director, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University
- Alexander Kaye, Karl, Harry, and Helen Stoll Assistant Professor of Israel Studies, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University