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CollectionIvor Dembina Collection
TitleStand-Up: undated
Name of creatorDembina, Ivor, 1951-
Date1990s
Extent1 folder
DescriptionMaterial relating to Ivor Dembina's stand-up comedy career, this material is undated or spans multiple dates. Folder includes:
* Flyers for 'This is Not a Subject for Comedy' perfomed in Israel and at the Hampstead Comedy Club
* List of dates for 'Fringing' in Canada and the United States
* Section from Time Out about Ivor offering £20 for the best heckle at Edinburgh
* Copies of William Cook pieces in The Guardian previewing shows Ivor was performing (Jewish Comedy Night and Jewish Comedy Christmas Eve)
* Copy of an article 'Oi Vey - no way!' about Ivor's show at the New End Theatre in Hampstead (undated)
* Article ‘Solfesties salsa for solidarity hit’ about Salsa-themed night to save the Hackney Empire which Ivor performed at. Date and publication unknown.
* Article ‘Lunatic Fringe’ advertising highlights from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, including Ivor’s appearance as part of Comic Abuse where he acted at compere.
* Article in The Stage ‘An unorthodox twist to the Jewish joke’, about Finchley’s Sternberg Institute night of Kosher Comedians, which Ivor headlined, unknown date.
* Shubin Shut-down checklist & house rules. (For Shubin Theatre Philadelphia?)
* Blue notebook: contacts, notes, plans for Adelaide, Toronto Fringe, Hong Kong.
* 'Stand by Israel' signs - Ivor used these signs in his stand up shows to illustrate how anti-semitic children at school would insult Jewish children. From an email from Ivor: "The 'Stand By Israel' sign however is very interesting. You'll see it has folds in it. I used to show the audience how an anti-Semtic kid at school who wanted to wind the Jewish kids up, would take the sign (produced to show support for Israel during the 1967 six-day war), fold it inwards at each end to remove some of the lettering. The resulting new, shorter sign then read 'Stab Israel'"
Admin historyIvor Dembina, transferred to the British Stand-Up Comedy Archive, University of Kent, October 2015. Some material was loaned (posters) and returned.
CategoryPress coverage
Flyers
Access conditionsThis material is available for consultation at the University of Kent's Special Collections & Archives reading room, Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NU only (unless otherwise agreed with the depositor) for study/research purposes
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