For This We Left Egypt? Passover Reconsidered

Thu. Mar 9, 2017 at 7:00pm EST
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For This We Left Egypt? Passover Reconsidered

Enduring a Seder sometimes feels like a 40-year schlep through the desert. Enter Dave BarryAlan Zweibel, and Adam Mansbach, whose new Haggadah parody, For This We Left Egypt?, ensures that good Jews everywhere will no longer have to sit through another boring Seder.


The award-winning comedy writers will be joined by standup comedian and radio host Ophira Eisenberg. They'll talk Passover survival, tips for making it through any family holiday meal, and how every step of the Seder, from the first cup of wine to finding the Afikomen, can be much funnier than you imagined. 



  • Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize–winning humor writer and bestselling author whose work has appeared in hundreds of newspapers.

  • Alan Zweibel is an original Saturday Night Live writer and has won 5 Emmy awards for his work in television for The Late Show with David Letterman and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

  • Adam Mansbach is the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Go the F**k to Sleep and You Have to F*****g Eat, as well as the California Book Award–winning novel The End of the Jews.

  • Ophira Eisenberg is a standup comedian and the host of the NPR/WNYC show Ask Me Another.


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Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.


Come hungry and come thirsty!
Prior to the program, wine, beer, and cocktails are available for purchase from the NYPL bar, as are food and soft drinks from Amy's Bread.

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Celeste Auditorium at South Court (1st Floor) The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street & 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10016
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