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September 2, 2006
July 29, 2010 4:41 PM
In this day and age, I don't think it's very smart to give non-Jews fodder to laugh at us with. It would have been funnier with an audience of Jews - it's safer when we are laughing at ourselves. The women would have been laughing, at least... My husband can barely use a plunger, and I'm like, give me that thing! BAM BAM BAM Done! (Yes I converted to Judaism)
January 2, 2009 1:49 PM
This guy, Modi, is so funny!!! I almost got a stomach ache from laghing so hard. My parents are Russian, so that part is funny. And Modi is telling the truth! I mean, the only time my father steps foot into Home Depot is on Sukkos and he has no idea how to describe what he needs!
August 12, 2008 2:54 PM
OMG!! Does this guy have a DVD or something? He totally rocks! I was laughing so SO hard.
May 20, 2008 9:04 PM
Jewish comedy rocks! The Home Depot scene: too awesome!
Esther de Nes,
January 15, 2008 5:43 AM
I have watched this sketch by Modi atleast 100 times, cannot get enough of it! In these depressing times,please let us have more videos by him. I am from Holland and the Dutch are not really known by their sense of humor...modern cabaret mostly consists of dirty language and swearing - so please give me Modi!!!He is so wonderful!
May 24, 2007 10:06 PM
Home Depot episode was funny.
May 19, 2007 2:56 PM
I'm Jewish. I grew up in apartments. When something needed fixed, you called the super.My Gentile wife simply doesn't understand the plight of the Jewish "handyman".
December 27, 2006 10:50 PM
SO True...Extremely funny!
I laughed so hard!!! I swear Modi was talking about my husband! and a buddy of his was the knoweldgeable non-Jew...right down to "I'll tell you who you SHOULDN'T use...!"
November 29, 2006 7:50 AM
atleast when we make fun of ourselves it makes sense, I think that's why it's funny because we can relate to what he's saying!
November 28, 2006 7:07 AM
he was great
He was so funny
November 19, 2006 8:12 AM
Why, oh why, oh why, is anything that mocks Jews getting an automatic funny pass" Say this about any other group, and it will fall flat? Did you notice where people laughed? The Russian humor got some noise, but the jokes re "Jew" brought the house down.Now why, is this on Aish? No, it's not cool to hate yourself. It's boorish. Well, its one way for Jewish humorists to beat an easy path to success: make fun of the Jew is self deprecating stlye, and you'll have it made. It fulfills latent antisemitism in a most acceptable fashion!
November 9, 2006 10:32 PM
What I have seen is great.
November 6, 2006 3:45 PM
NoT funny!!! Anne Frank seats???What the hell is that???
November 5, 2006 3:47 PM
Humour was clean,
The humour was clean, was repeatable and truly believable.
November 5, 2006 11:56 AM
Modi very funny, loved it||
November 3, 2006 2:47 PM
I laughed so hard!!!
Please keep this going. We certainly need all the humor we can get with what's going on in the world, especially Israel!
November 2, 2006 11:31 PM
November 1, 2006 8:25 PM
October 31, 2006 2:42 PM
I liked the last half of Modi's routine and laughed out loud.
October 30, 2006 8:19 AM
Modi is a breath of fresh air. Delightfully funny.
October 28, 2006 12:05 PM
i loved this
October 26, 2006 11:43 PM
October 21, 2006 10:55 AM
YOU MADE ME LAUGH , SO HARD, LAUGHTER IS A MEDICINE, SO THANKYOU M. ELLIS
October 19, 2006 8:21 AM
I am a Russian Jew, and this was FUNNY!Loved it, thanks!
October 18, 2006 9:02 AM
Thanks for the laugh!!
A great "Connect". Will look again.
October 15, 2006 8:44 AM
dobro - rabota- spasiva
October 12, 2006 10:30 PM
even better than Jackie Mason
So funny! I almost die laughing.I am Russian and I loved the part about my comrads.
October 10, 2006 6:45 PM
free a very competitive price.
with out laughter there is no survival.Mental as well as physical.
October 10, 2006 2:18 PM
This was the best laugh I've had in quite a while. True and hilarious! I can't wait to see for comedy from this man. Just Awesome!
October 9, 2006 1:59 PM
I enjoyed Modi. It was very funny
October 8, 2006 4:36 PM
couldnt stop laughing
October 7, 2006 1:32 PM
Lots of Laughs
October 5, 2006 5:07 PM
September 30, 2006 3:21 PM
universal commedy or agony
he he he thought we (in Africa) were the only victims of poor contractors, seems like it is a universal experience only replacing Russian immigrants for Angolan or Congolese contractors ...still getting used to the novelty of somwhat Â¨wavyÂ¨walls. Thanx for the laughter.
September 29, 2006 10:00 PM
Is he single?! : )
September 29, 2006 1:04 PM
You are cute Modi!
Hella funny dude....I was having such a bad day (4-advil headache), until somebody sent your clip to me. Thanks for the healing!
September 27, 2006 11:59 PM
Great Sense of Humor!
Ignore the Russian offensive stuff. I am Russian and have been involved with Second City in Chicago. Modi you are very funny. Who better than to make fun of Russian Jews than an American Jew with a Russian background! Keep up the good work and let us know when you will be in Chicago.
September 25, 2006 11:40 PM
September 22, 2006 3:48 AM
Brilliant, hilarious & so typical!!!
Brilliant, hilarious & so typical!!!I just loved it & sent it to many fam & friends. thank You
September 21, 2006 10:34 PM
I think the bit about the russian jews is very offensive and NOT funny. To make fun like that is evil and a sin.
September 21, 2006 3:58 PM
September 21, 2006 2:50 PM
A shame that Aish, who does so much for Judaism, should host such a clip!
September 20, 2006 9:52 PM
only watched 64 times
Has to be the funniest I've seen in a while -funnier than the guys on Last Comic Standing-Great writing. Where can we find him?We need a gee-vee-geeLOVED IT!!!
September 20, 2006 3:43 PM
September 20, 2006 2:46 PM
Are you looking for representation in London?
September 17, 2006 1:09 AM
sds dcf df f
your are the best
September 15, 2006 11:38 AM
I participated in the Screening event on Monday on Fox theatre. That was intresting
September 15, 2006 3:45 AM
So far so funny!
Was sent e-mail of Modi, who I thought was hilarious, love this humour, need more - now!!!
September 15, 2006 12:37 AM
I'm not Jewish, but...
I can relate to just about everything he says about contractors and trying to find someone working at Home Depot.
September 13, 2006 6:59 PM
I love him
September 12, 2006 2:14 PM
He is great. As in Oliver Twist . . . more please!
September 11, 2006 9:13 PM
well as always russians wrongboooooo :(PS: by the russians not bad constructions
September 6, 2006 8:23 PM
I may get well since they say a good laugh produces endomorphins (or something) that is good for you. I should be in perfect health if I keep watching. He is great!
September 6, 2006 2:42 AM
more more more, please
September 5, 2006 10:13 PM
September 5, 2006 5:58 PM
September 5, 2006 2:32 PM
i enjoyed seein this clip it was pretty funny hope they put on alot more of good stuff :)
September 5, 2006 1:25 PM
I Married the One Jewish Boy Who Fixes Things
The contractor he worked for (another Jew who was a commodities broker before making aliyah) payed my husband to take an Arabic course so they could both know what the Arab workers were saying. Shortly after finishing that, he found a job at Machon Lev, a yeshiva/technical college, and became part of a maintenance staff of religious Jewish guys who all love fixing things. Modi, if you come to Israel, maybe we can find you a kablan (contractor).
September 5, 2006 9:53 AM
This goy enjoyed it!
September 4, 2006 10:47 AM
September 3, 2006 9:18 AM
I really enjoyed this clip. Hope you'll give us more. After the war in Lebanon and the rockets from Gaza, this is great comic relief. Thanks a lot!
September 3, 2006 8:34 AM
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