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Neuroses rule at Just for Laugh's Ethnic Show

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12.07.2018

Neurotics pretty much always rock in comedy, regardless of the context of the show. Such was the case once again as the 36th Just for Laughs fest kicked off with its ever-popular Ethnic Show series Wednesday night at Club Soda.

Show closer Orny Adams, whose Jewish roots are incidental to his act, was worth the price of admission alone as the veteran New York City standup unravelled hysterically, to the delight of the crowd.

Adams claimed that every bad decision he had made in his life was the result of his being in a “high-T” (testosterone) state. Adams might think he’s in a “low-T” state now that he’s in his late 40s, but his wired delivery on a range of oddball subjects would seem to suggest otherwise.

Adams was particularly irate on the subject of smart fridges, which enable sloths to merely tap on a screen — rather than open the door — to see what’s inside. Nor does he want his smart fridge to inform him that he’s out of ketchup. But his biggest fear is that the smart fridge will go on the Internet and start posting naked pictures of him looking for milk.

His Jewish roots are incidental to Orny Adams’s Ethnic Show routine at Just for Laughs.

Not surprisingly, Adams also had issues with........

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