Join Jewish Comedians Rachel Creeger and Philip Simon for Episode 6 of their comedy podcast, a chat show about all things Jewish produced by Russell Balkind. This week’s guests are musical storyteller Daniel Cainer and the world’s oldest performing comedienne and BGT star Lynn Ruth Miller.
Daniel Cainer: @DanielCainer
Daniel is an award-winning songwriter, performer, broadcaster and several other words ending in ‘er’, and known as the “Comic Bard of Anglo Jewry”.
His deeply moving tales about his family and observational comedy are a joy. Feuding tailors, a naughty rabbi, family fables (and foibles) – all the human condition is here, lovingly and intelligently depicted in a remarkable collection of stories-in-song. With brilliant rhyming and wordplay, great musicianship and haunting tunes, he delivers a performance that you’ll never forget.
Lynn Ruth Miller: @LynnRuth
Most famously seen on Britain’s Got Talent (https://youtu.be/wNeQBnvyjbo), Lynn Ruth Miller, dubbed the new Joan Rivers of Fringe Comedy, is the poster girl for growing old. She started doing stage comedies when she was 70 years old and had since received many accolades and recognitions. She won The Time Out and Soho Theatre (TO&ST) Award in 2014; 2015 Old Comedian finalist; made the top 100 in the UK in Britain’s Got Talent, won People’s Choice in 2009; 2015 Liberty Award Leicester Comedy Festival; semi-finals in the SF International Comedy Competition and Star of the Brighton Fringe Festival in 2009 and the finals in Bill Word’s Funniest Female Contest 2009.
At 86, she has numerous comedy and five-star cabaret shows and has toured all over the world. She is currently considered as the oldest performing stand up female comedian on both sides of the Atlantic.
Her new book “Getting the Last Laugh: The Inspirational True Story of the World’s Oldest Performing Comedienne” is available now from all good book sellers.
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*This episode was recorded under lockdown conditions.