For Immediate Release: August 14, 2017
Media Contacts: David Jacobs, 415-860-5027, firstname.lastname@example.org Fringe Info: rochesterfringe.com, facebook.com/ RochesterFringeFestival, @RochesterFringe, instagram.com/rochester_fringe, #rocfringe
DAVID JACOBS PRESENTS: “HALFWAY HOME” AT 2017 FRINGE FESTIVAL Half Jewish. Half Protestant. Fully Insane.
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK- David Jacobs will make his sit-down comedy debut at the KeyBank 2017 Rochester Fringe Festival (Thursday, September 14- Saturday, September 23rd) on September 16th at 6:00pm, September 21st at 9:00pm, and September 23rd at 8:00pm at Writers & Books.
A sit-down comedian in the mold of Spalding Gray, Jacobs is a classically trained actor (A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts) and has worked with veteran directors such as Alex Harvey, Carey Perloff and many more. He continues to sharpen his comedic chops by branching out into sit down style comedy, performing his own writing for the very first time and hoping to revolutionize the theater with his unique way with words.
The show explores the theme of “dual identities” and spans many decades in the life of the 32- year old, half Jewish, half Protestant, fully Insane Jacobs. He introduces us to a Youth Minister obsessed with creating a night of raunchy Jello wrestling, a security guard in San Francisco who may or may not have stolen his food in order to flirt, and an apartment seeker who may want a little more (wink, wink) than just an apartment in Brooklyn, to name a few. Using his classical acting training and flair for off the cuff improvisation, Jacobs delivers a genius and humane depiction of these characters and events in a comedic yet thought provoking piece that leaves the audience wanting more.
This original piece has already impacted millennial patrons. Jess Grover, The Poet, says: “Jacobs is energized, dynamic and fearless, using his flair for improvisation to follow his instinct and lead with his feelings. I guffawed, I was moved and I cringed more than once as Jacobs took risk after risk, delivering every time.”
Laine Forman, millennial Google marketer, says, “David Jacobs is a young David Sedaris- he finds the absurd in the ordinary and it’s f*cking hilarious and comforting.”
Newton Kaneshiro, The Actor, remarks, “You will never think of Pad See Ew the same again.”
Be sure to catch this young and original artist on the rise. Tickets are available at rochesterfringe.com. Remaining tickets will be available at the door starting one hour before curtain.
Media please note: Jacobs is available for interviews and can arrange rehearsal and preview opportunities. More press photos to come.