Benji Lovitt, Texas-born Israeli comedian, strives to convey Israel’s true face to his audiences. He admits that in order to truly understand Israel, one must experience it him or herself. However, for any one who wants a good laugh, Benji Lovitt can offer that along with a good history lesson of Israel.
In the past, CAMERA-supported group, UB for Israel, hosted Benji Lovitt at the University of Buffalo for an evening of comedy, which drew many students who would not go to an Israel-related event otherwise. Following a performance by the comedic UB Improv group, Lovitt performed and shared his take on Israel with the audience.
Like any comedian, Lovitt aims to leave his viewers with smiles on their faces but also strives to provide his audience with a new take on Israel, a bit more comedic and bit less critical than the one the media tends to portray.
While many people view Israel as a war zone, Benji Lovitt reveals to audiences that Israel is a modern society and, even a great place to visit. Touching upon fun cultural phenomena such as the traditional Israeli shuk, or more serious topics such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Lovitt has a deep understanding of Israel and its many colorful aspects.
Reacting to the recent wave of constant terror attacks in Israel, Lovitt offers comic relief in writing as well as in his comedy performances. Keeping up with the times, Lovitt uses his comedic abilities to comment on Israeli culture and sets a great example for a creative way of promoting Israel.
CAMERA on Campus salutes Benji Lovitt’s dedication to Israel and will try to remember to keep laughing about all the great things in Israel even during tough times.
Contributed by CAMERA Intern Penina Simkovitz