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wilaj.jpg "If I were a rich man, I'd plunk down the cash to see this show." - The New York Times

What I Like About Jew is the musical comedy duo of Sean Altman and Rob Tannenbaum, who've been called "the Bart Simpsons of the Yeshiva" by Time Out New York, and "the Simon & Garfunkel of ethnic gag songs" by The Boston Globe.

The duo was featured in Time Out's cover story on "The New Super Jews," and has been hailed in The New Yorker, The New York Times, NPR's "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross, and Philadelphia Weekly, which said: "Nothing compares to the bawdy borscht-belt comedy of Altman and Tannenbaum, who take Catskills seltzer-bottle humor to a dirty new low, with lyrics that make Lenny Bruce look like a choirboy."

photo: Rob Tannenbaum (left) & Sean Altman (credit: Seth Kushner)


New York Times
"Sean Altman and Rob Tannenbaum might be giants of Jewish joke-pop, but you can also hear some Beatles in their risque borscht-belting, not to mention a reverence for tradition."

Boston Globe
"Their songs are racy and funny and smart and affectionate, written for a generation of fully assimilated Jews who grew up on punk rock and 'South Park.'"

Village Voice
"Sly and hilarious."

Boston Herald
"Campy and deliriously kitschy Jewish-themed singalongs."
"With wickedly witty lyrics that make the audience moan and groan, Altman and Tannenbaum are not-so-nice Jewish boys. They set a new standard of outrageousness for the rest of the Jewish pop star wannabes."

Time Out New York
"A roving celebration of Hebraic song and culture."
"HILARIOUS! And yes. Rob's hair really is THAT fabulous."

Baltimore CityGuide
"Irreverent and hilarious, a smorgasbord of dirty humor, high wit and musical lunacy. Think Lenny Bruce meets Mel Brooks meets Sarah Silverman."

Eric Alterman of
"It's intelligent, reflective, funny, self-critical and celebratory all at once. And it sure beats the hell out of circumcision."

Jewish Telegraph
"The hilarious CD will offend as many people as it delights."


SEAN ALTMAN was described as "absurdly talented" by the Village Voice. He is a founder and former leader of the vocal group Rockapella, which starred on the PBS TV series "Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?" for which Sean co-wrote the theme song. In 2005 he was named "Best Male Artist" in the International Acoustic Music Awards and was a Kerrville New Folk finalist. He is a member of the Loser's Lounge series in New York and the groups Kol Zimra, Voices For Israel and The GrooveBarbers.

ROB TANNENBAUM was described as "snarky" by The Village Voice and "diminutive" by The Boston Globe. He earned his first theatrical credit for helping John Leguizamo write "Sexaholix," a Tony-nominated Broadway comedy. The music editor of Blender magazine and a member of the Jewish-owned media elite, he created and starred in the VH1 special "So Jewtastic," which aired last December, and writes for Playboy magazine. Like a pork chop, he's bad to the bone.

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Color (2MB): "What I Like About Jew" cohorts Rob Tannenbaum (left) and Sean Altman. (credit: Seth Kushner)

Black & White (3MB): "What I Like About Jew" cohorts Rob Tannenbaum (left) and Sean Altman. (credit: Tom Payne)