Two Jews Talking
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Two Jews Talking
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Two Jews Talking NYC Reviews and Tickets

68%
(51 Reviews)
Positive
61%
Mixed
25%
Negative
14%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Dated, Cliched

Josh Mostel (Threepenny Opera) and Richard Masur (The Good Fight) star in this raucous comedy.

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Member Reviews (51)

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1001 Reviews | 411 Followers
89
Delightful, Intelligent, Entertaining, Resonant, Sweet

See it if You want to see two great actors expertly handle these roles, discussing topics that are universal. Funny, sweet, profound and very smart.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a lot of action or intricate plot. The title pretty much says it all. There are some surprises but it’s mostly talking.

1045 Reviews | 253 Followers
31
Excruciating, Fluffy, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if If you like older Jewish shtick.

Don't see it if Jokes are bad, show is 80 minutes and boring!

867 Reviews | 246 Followers
79
Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great acting, Funny

See it if you would enjoy the humor of two Jews sitting and talking about life in two periods in time 3500 years apart.

Don't see it if you are looking for a lot of action or a plot as it is merely a couple guys sharing with and questioning each other in 60 minutes.

708 Reviews | 154 Followers
66
Entertaining, Funny, Slow, Dated, Disappointing

See it if you like the performers, enjoy Jewish humor, enjoy classic jokes given a new spin, back and forth one-liners

Don't see it if you don't care about the performers, don't enjoy mundane Jewish jokes told haltingly and frequently slowly, often cliched

693 Reviews | 106 Followers
78
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of Hal Linden and Bernie Kopell and like a refresingly unsophisticated comedic show. Entertaining and delightful.

Don't see it if you like sophisticated comedy or serious topics or political comedy. They look at issues of life in a common sense way.

455 Reviews | 51 Followers
69
Dated, Entertaining

See it if want to see two veteran actors doing what they love. Jokes are old but it's very comfortable. A pleasant 75 minutes.

Don't see it if want a real story or not the same old jokes.

400 Reviews | 76 Followers
70
Fun, Entertaining, Cute

See it if you are Jewish, which helps. Mildly amusing. Hal Linden (91)and Bernie Kopell (89) work hard and put on a good show. Lots of laughs.

Don't see it if it may bother you that Bernie is reading from one of the three teleprompters but he does it well. This is not a deep serious drama. Read more

397 Reviews | 56 Followers
59
Innocuous, Good acting, Just misses, Cliched, Dated

See it if like "old" time "Jewish" humor, pleasing performers, innocuous script that makes one smile fairly often.

Don't see it if you desire laugh out loud humor, can tolerate a clichéd script & favor more "cutting edge" comedy.

Critic Reviews (8)

New Yorker
September 1st, 2022

"Comic timing like you wouldn’t believe. The b-e-s-t."
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Theatermania
August 29th, 2022

"Overall, seeing the 70-minute 'Two Jews, Talking' is the theatrical equivalent of watching a couple of classic sitcom episodes on a nostalgia channel. Even if the jokes don't always hold up, the company is welcome."
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Lighting & Sound America
August 30th, 2022

To decide whether you might enjoy this grab-bag of old-school hokum, take this simple test: Do you fondly recall the era of sitcoms like That Girl, Barney Miller, and The Love Boat? Five points. Are you nostalgic for the heyday of Alan King, Myron Cohen, and Jan Murray? That's four points. (If you don't recognize these names, deduct four points.) Did you think Mr. Saturday Night was a scream? Add another three points. If you rack up a score between five and 12, a visit to Theatre at St. Clement's is indicated. Those with smaller numbers should make other plans.
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New York Stage Review
August 29th, 2022

"Let’s just leave things about 'Two Jews, Talking,' with its pleasant performing by two welcome veterans and direction by the admirable Dan Wackerman, at a mild, 'Vey iz mir.' Loose English translation: Woe is me."
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New York Stage Review
August 29th, 2022

"Kopell and Linden—89 and 91 years old, respectively—play well off each other, and ensure that most of the jokes land. Sometimes it’s with a thud, but hey…at least they’re landing!"
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TheaterScene.net
August 29th, 2022

If Samuel Beckett had been a Jew, his "Waiting for Godot"’s Estragon and Vladimir could have emerged as the equally quirky "Two Jews, Talking," in the appealing new two-hander by Ed. Weinberger starring Hal Linden and Bernie Kopell, all three TV legends. The two characters in each one-act play, talk and talk and get nowhere—very pleasantly with just the right touch of surreal mystery.
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Theater Pizzazz
August 29th, 2022

Fans of these veterans will not only be happy to discover they’re still active, keinahora, but enjoy seeing them even if they remain vastly superior to their hackneyed material. Think of the play as “Two Old Jewish Actors, Still Talking,” and take comfort that it’s only an hour long. Leave the kvetching to me.
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Off Off Online
August 29th, 2022

"The irony, and beauty, of Weinberger’s script is that there are many funny, and even some sidesplitting moments, but that it avoids settling for the caricatures that the humor might suggest are true."
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