A Catskills Kibitz
The Living SistersMusicians
The Living Sisters are Inara George, Becky Stark, Eleni Mandell and Alex Lilly. Their album Harmony is Real: Songs for a Happy Holiday is available on Vanguard Records.
Michael ShowalterDirector, Writer, Producer
Michael Showalter is a director, writer, and producer who directed the 2017 hit The Big Sick. Previously he directed and co-wrote the 2106 film Hello, My Name Is Doris starring Sally Field. Michael’s first film was the The Baxter (2005) starring Michelle Williams and Justin Theroux. Michael is a co-creator of the critically acclaimed television show Search Party. He also co-created the TV mini-series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later on Netflix.
Jessica ChaffinHost of The Kibitz
Jessica Chaffin is an American actress, comedian, and writer perhaps best known as Ronna of the comedy duo “Ronna & Beverly.” Other credits include Veep, Spy, The Heat, the animated show Big Mouth, and Search Party.
Dan CraneHost of The Kibitz
Dan Crane is a journalist, musician, Jew (lax, loves lox) and retired professional air-guitarist.
He writes about culture and travel for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, California Sunday, Slate, and numerous other publications.
He’s the author of “To Air is Human” and stars in the documentary, Air Guitar Nation.
Moshe KasherHost of Kasher vs Kasher
Moshe Kasher has written for several films, series, and specials including Betty for HBO, Little America for Apple, Wet Hot American Summer for Netflix, Another Period, the Comedy Central Roasts for Comedy Central, and ZOOLANDER 2. Last year, Moshe and his wife Natasha Leggero released a three-part comedy special for Netflix, “The Honeymoon Stand-Up Special” – based off of their wildly successful podcast entitled The Endless Honeymoon. He also co-hosted the popular podcast The Champs and is the host of The Hound Tall Discussion Series on the Nerdist Network.
Additionally, Moshe can be seen in his 2017 Comedy Central talk show, Problematic with Moshe Kasher. Named one of Variety’s “10 Comics To Watch,” he makes frequent appearances on This Is Not Happening and Drunk History and has also appeared on the series Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, @midnight with Chris Hardwick, and The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. Kasher has also had roles on Portlandia, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The League, Shameless, Maron, Garfunkel and Oates, and The New Normal.
Earlier in his career, Moshe wrote the 2012 memoir Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16 and had his first Netflix special debut – Moshe Kasher: Live in Oakland.