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Israeli comedian Yael Gavish to perform in West Hartford

HARTFORD – By the time she was five years old, Yael Gavish knew that she wanted two things: to make people laugh and to make the world a better place. Ten years later, Gavish, who was born and raised in Rehovot, Israel, found her calling in 2005 at the age of 15, when she stepped up on the stage at the Camel Comedy Club in Tel Aviv.  

Now, Hartford audiences will also have a chance – make that several chances – to enjoy the comedy of Yael Gavish when she performs at “WeHa Ha Comedy,” Saturdays, Nov. 16, and Dec. 7, at the WeHa Pop-Up, 2523 Albany Ave., Bishops Corner in West Hartford. WeHa Ha Comedy is produced by WH Media and Ledger Publications. 

Though she started her career telling jokes in Hebrew, in 2010 the 29-year-old comedian discovered she was also capable of being funny in English and French. (Gavish says she fulfilled her biggest dream when she went up on stage in 2015 and told jokes in French. “That was a tough one, but worth it,” she says.)

At the end of 2015, Gavish moved to Boston. Two years later, she began producing a stand-up comedy show called “Where Are You REALLY From,” which turned recently into a podcast. This year, she took her one-woman show, “Israeli Wonder,” on tour around the country. She hopes to take it on tour in Europe in 2020.

WeHa Ha Comedy: Saturdays, Nov. 16, Dec. 7, at the WeHa Pop-Up, 2523 Albany Ave., Bishops Corner (across from Staples) in West Hartford. Come early to shop at the Pop-Up before the show.Doors open at 7 p.m.; shows start at 8 p.m. Tickets available on for $20 per show. Seating is limited. Attendees must be 21+.

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