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Writer's Workout (co-taught with David Ford)
Sunday January 12 at The Marsh SF.
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Charlie Varon returns with a wild comic ride!
Feisty Old Jew
At age 83, here's what Bernie hates: yoga studios, tattoo parlors, boutiques of all kinds, medical marijuana dispensaries, $6 cups of coffee and the young people who are drinking them. It's hot, an October Sunday in San Francisco. Out on the street, Bernie gets tired of waiting for a cab, sticks out his thumb. He's picked up by three 20-somethings in a Tesla with a cappuccino maker in the dashboard and two surfboards strapped to the roof. By the time they get to the beach in Bolinas, Bernie has convinced the kids to let him surf for the first time in his life, and bet them $400,000 that he'll ride a wave.
Feisty Old Jew is the story of a 20th-century man living in a 21st-century city. It's also a fast, wild ride through the fertile comic mind of the man the SF Chronicle calls "San Francisco's brightest satiric star."
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