Modi's Incredible Debut Comedy Special, "Know Your Audience," Is Here

When Modi Rosenfeld graduated from Boston University, he first began his career as an investment banker and didn't have plans to pursue another path upon graduation. That is until the Long Island native, who now simply goes by the name Modi, attended his first open-mic night and realized stand-up comedy was his true calling.

Many years later following his vibrant rise in the New York comedy scene, he also made his rounds as an actor on Pete Holmes' HBO show Crashing & Netflix's When Jews Were Funny. And now, we've finally arrived to the day Modi releases his first ever stand-up special after all this time. His new special, Know Your Audience, is available now to stream exclusively on 800 Pound Gorilla.

What to know about Modi's comedy special, "Know Your Audience."

There are comedians who happen to be Jewish, and then there are Jewish comedians. In his debut special, Modi solidifies himself as the former; wielding his unique blend of observational comedy and hilarious insights to shine a light on an often-insular community in Know Your Audience.

Having performed for Jewish organizations and causes all over the globe, Modi’s unique vantage point lends a birds-eye view of what it means to be Jewish in today’s day and age. It also allows him to weave a complex identity as both a proud Jew and a gay man - speaking for the first time on stage about his (much younger) husband and the perks of being married to a millennial.

Modi navigates niche subjects within the Jewish world without ever leaving non-Jewish viewers behind…explaining, among other things, why Jews have their own ambulance corps, unsurprising 23&Me results, and the prevalence of ‘hidden’ antisemitism.

Modi’s performance represents a modern interpretation of the Borscht-belt comedians who came before him. Drawing inspiration from Jackie Mason and Alan King, Modi’s larger-than-life stage presence sends a clear message: be true to your audience and the rest will follow.

How to watch "Modi: Know Your Audience."

Modi's brilliant debut comedy special, Know Your Audience, is available to watch today exclusively on 800 Pound Gorilla!

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