The show is on the road

‘Tuesday Night Live’ spreads its love of Israel to the US.

Tuesday Night Live 521 (photo credit: Courtesy)
Tuesday Night Live 521
(photo credit: Courtesy)
The popular “national camp” TV show Tuesday Night Live is taking its message on the road. The three-year- old unabashedly pro-Israel, Jewish-themed variety show is branching out from its weekly broadcasts before an enthusiastic live audience at Jerusalem’s Great Synagogue. Hosts Jeremy Gimpel and Ari Abramowitz are, for the first time, filming six shows in cities across the US, beginning on January 19 at Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
“We really want[ed] to mobilize the larger pro-Israel community in Florida and show the world that every state in America has a powerful base of people who stand with Israel,” said Gimpel.
Through its almost 60 episodes since its inception, the show has galvanized a core fan base among the religious Anglo community in Jerusalem and beyond with its unwavering support for Israel manifested through the hosts’ monologues and through the show’s mix of guest politicians, religious figures and musical artists.
“While the conflict has long been at the center of the media’s attention, the concept of the show is to shift the focus for the world to see the beauty of the people and our heritage and take pride in everything Israel has to offer,” Abramowitz said.
Broadcast in the US on the Jewish Life TV cable channel to 30 million households via Direct TV, the show has also evidently won its share of fans there too. Last year, they filmed their first episode in the US before a sold out crowd of 1,200 in Houston, Texas.
“We want to highlight Israel’s unparalleled contribution to the world,” Gimpel said. “By bringing a taste of Israel to places throughout America, we are sharing a celebration of Israel with the people that support us, and showing the world we stand together.”
Guests on the Florida show were Congressman Allen West, comedian Jackie Mason and Walid Shoeblat, a former PLO terrorist who now lobbies for Israel.
The show is broadcast in Israel on