My Son the Waiter


PROVIDENCE – Join the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island for a night of Jewish Tragedy – and Comedy with, “My Son the Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy.”  Brad Zimmerman combines years of training as an actor and years on the standup comedy circuit to create this hybrid play.

The performance weaves a bittersweet tale of one man’s lengthy –  really lengthy –  struggle in New York. His send-ups on his family, his career, his childhood and his misbegotten love life are as warm and poignant as they are hysterical. “My Son the Waiter” is an atypical one man show, in that it is told through many vignettes, but it works, and, judging from the audience response over the last few years, it works beautifully.

The piece has generated much buzz while delivering an inspirational message: If you can find something in your life that you truly love, that gives your life meaning, and you don’t give up under any circumstances, it can make for a meaningful and rich life, no matter the outcome. Brad Zimmerman holds nothing back and tells it like it is. It is not a piece just for Jews, it is a performance for anyone who aspires to get the most out of their talents and is willing to stay the course.

Brad Zimmerman has had the distinction of working as Joan Rivers opening act for the last six years or so. He was also George Carlin’s regular opening act for the final two years of George’s life. You may also recognize Brad as Johnny Sack’s lawyer Ron Pearse on the much beloved HBO series “The Sopranos.”

This is Brad’s last show before beginning a national 36- month Broadway tour. “My Son the Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy,” will be performed on Saturday, Oct. 19, at The Alliance JCC  Social Hall. Tickets are $18 dollars and the event begins at 7:30 p.m. with a havdalah service followed by a dessert reception.

For more information: contact Erin Moseley, Director of Arts & Culture and Next Generation Engagement (, or call 421-4111 ext. 108.