QUALITY BALLS: THE DAVID STEINBERG STORY
Dir. Barry Avrich (80min, Canada, 2013)
Documentary
DC Premiere

Americans have long depended on Canada for three things: oil, maple syrup and comedians. David Steinberg counts among Canada’s biggest comedic exports. Born in Winnipeg, he attended Yeshiva in Chicago, before abandoning his studies to join the legendary Second City.

The film features priceless archival footage of his performances, including The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and his trademark religious sermonettes, which stirred up quite a bit of controversy at the time. We also catch a glimpse of his outstanding directorial efforts, including Seinfeld, Mad About You, Golden Girls and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Co-Presented by DC Comedy Writers



Through the power of the arts, business and the media, Barry Avrich has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world and made a difference. As a leading marketing executive, film producer and arts philanthropist, he has entertained, enlightened and helped millions of people for the past twenty-six years. His accomplishments as a marketing professional, producer and philanthropist have established him as one of the most respected public figures today. 



DATES AND TICKETS

Saturday, March 1, 7:15 pm
Goethe Institut
814 Seventh Street NW at I Street
Washington, DC



PRESS

"For Steinberg, it all began in the scrambled ethnic mishmash of Winnipeg’s north end, where he was known as Duddy. The spoiled youngest in a devoutly Jewish family, he learned at an early age that he could make friends by being funny."
-thestar.com


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