Joel Chasnoff | Belly Laughs
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HE’s an Israeli-born chef
who’s competed on Chopped!, partnered with Daniel Boulud, and is widely known as “The Spice King”.

HE’s an American comedian
who served in the Israeli army (and wrote a best-selling book about it).

Together, they’re touring North America with a live comedy-and-cooking stage show. And now they’re coming to you.

Introducing Belly Laughs

Featuring comedy, cooking demonstrations, and the best darn halva this side of the Mediterranean Sea.

Lior Lev Sercarz

Lior Lev Sercarz is the chef, spice blender and owner of La Boîte, a biscuits and spice shop in New York City, and author of the cookbooks The Art of Blending and The Spice Companion.


Joel Chasnoff is a stand-up comic and author of the memoir The 188th Crybaby Brigade and co-author of the cookbook Balaboosta. Video clips and bio at

BELLY LAUGHS is a live, 70-minute stage show featuring Joel’s unique brand of uplifting, positive Jewish comedy; a cooking demonstration by Lior; and an onstage interview/Q&A with Lior, conducted by Joel, about what it’s like to be an Israeli female chef in the New York culinary scene.

The show can be adapted into an intimate living room salon or dinner party, called TABLE TALK, for smaller audiences. This format is a great way to thank your biggest donors (and recruit new ones).

“A terrific program! Belly Laughs isn’t just great entertainment—it’s surprisingly meaningful.”

– Rabbi Andrea Steinberger, Hillel at the University of Wisconsin-Madison