Phil Johnson


Author: Phil Johnson and Marni Freedman
Director: David Ellenstein

Press Agent: Richard Hillman PR

The Lion Theatre
3/7/19 – 3/31/19
Tickets: $37.25

A Jewish Joke

A Jewish Joke is a drama about comedy.

Bernie Lutz is a curmudgeonly Jewish comedy screenwriter from MGM, who comes up against the Communist blacklist in 1950’s Hollywood. Now, he has to decide what’s more important – his friends, or his livelihood? Armed with stories about the great era of Jewish humor, this poignant solo dramedy is about one American’s fight against one of the darkest moments of the mid-20th century.

WINNER! Best Drama, United Solo Theatre Festival

“Furious and Funny” – San Diego Union Tribune

“A solo tour-de-force” – Huffington Post

“Phil Johnson brings Bernie to such vivid life, you think he must know him inside and out.” – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Johnson is a sensational performer….This impressive production needs a lengthy run in NYC.” – New York Theatre Guide