MJCCA Book Fest – Mark Schiff, Why Not?

November 15, 2023 Atlanta $18.00 - $22.00
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The 32nd Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA Presents Mark Schiff, Why Not: Lessons on Comedy, Courage, and Chutzpah


In Conversation with Jimmy Baron, Former Atlanta Media Personality


Author Talk, Q & A & Book Signing


From master comedian Mark Schiff, a long-time touring partner of Jerry Seinfeld, comes a hilarious account of decades of foolery with comedy and acting legends and how he honed his mensch skills in all of life’s arenas.


Pursuing a career in comedy has always taken a lot of chutzpah. Today, Schiff looks back at his fifty-year career as a stand-up comic, actor, and writer and knows he’s laughed with the best of them. His comedy and character have been widely praised by everyone from Jerry Seinfeld to Bill Maher, Paul Reiser, and Colin Quinn, Seinfeld writes in his foreword, Schiff is the greatest comedy pal a guy could ever wish for but it hasn’t always been easy. Schiff recounts growing up Jewish in the outer boroughs of New York City and shares how he survived a harrowing childhood and managed health crises, aging, marriage, parenting, and career highs and lows. With wit and wisdom, Mark reminds us that no matter the troubles at hand, the show must always go on.




Mark Schiff has headlined at comedy clubs nationwide, appeared multiple times on The Tonight Show and Late Night with David Letterman, and toured worldwide with Jerry Seinfeld for fifteen years. He is also a regular contributor to LA’s Jewish Journal and the host of the podcast You Don’t Know Schiff.




Jimmy Baron is the former radio show host of 99X in Atlanta. He also co-hosted mornings on DaveFM.


Books will be available for purchase on the evening of the event from our partner bookseller, A Cappella Books!

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
5342 Tilly Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30338
$18.00 Member Ticket
$22.00 Community Ticket
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