Press Release

Join nationally-known comedian (and idiot extraordinaire) Brett "Baruch Meir" Walkow on a ridiculous journey from boyhood to manhood in The Baruch Meir Bar Mitzvah Show! Be a part of this warm & humorous evening of comedy as Brett shares his unique take on Jewish life and his awkward journey from boyhood to manhood. Tales of being a pre-teen wearing ill-fitting hand me downs to Bar Mitzvahs in Beverly Hills, tracking down the last Kosher food left in Medford Oregon, and being the only white Jewish comic at a hip hop comedy show!

 

For over 25 years, Brett Walkow has been making audiences laugh all over the world with his signature blend of silliness, warmth, and off-the-cuff audience interaction. He's performed alongside Melissa McCarthy & Jimmy Fallon, appeared on The Tonight Show, and in Seinfeld's movie 'Comedian'.  Brett’s credits include: The Golden Globes, 11 years in Las Vegas (Harrahs & MGM Casinos), Comedy Central, HBO, NBC, FOX, CBS, overseas for our troops, and a 200 episode celebrity talk show. In 2011, Brett created, wrote, directed, produced and starred in his dream project, “The Hanukkah Mensch’s 8 Nights of Hanukkah.” After winning Best Short Film at the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, Brett’s passion for Jewish comedy was able to flourish on a whole new level. From hosting fundraisers in Chicago to making them laugh at a Purim celebration in New York; Brett brings his own heartwarming, hilarious twist to Jewish events. Most recently Brett is proud to announce that the dozen Jewish comedy short films created by his company, HappyTown Films, have hit 50,000 views worldwide, bringing his viral online comedies to over 7 million views!

Faith and community are a big part of Brett Walkow's life, no matter where he goes. Entertaining Jewish audiences feels a bit like coming home for him, each and every performance. This special show about living life as a Jewish entertainer is a loving tribute to his community of friends and family. We hope to see you there!

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FUNDRAISER

Brett Walkow is outstanding! We took a gamble this year and decided to use a professional auctioneer to help boost our School's Annual Auction proceeds. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the results! It was the first time in 4 years we saw an increase in proceeds. Brett was on fire, igniting the guests with laughter and competitive spirit, knocking the fund-a-need goal out of the ballpark. Guests had so many positive comments. Brett really made the event fun and engaging – “the best one in years”, according to many parents and alumni. We can’t wait for next year.

- Jean Robinson | Benefit Chair, South Bend, IN

GOLF CLUB

Brett was the epitome of class and the professionalism as well. It was a great event and we have re-booked him again on a monthly basis throughout our winter golf course months!
 

- Dean Gabey GM Waters Edge Golf Course, Worth, IL

CASINO COMPANY HOLIDAY GALA

Brett helped to make our annual Christmas Party extremely successful. From first contact, he was always very prompt in making himself available by many different avenues, email, phone, text, etc. During the planning phase for the event, he was professional and effective both in his communications as well as in his in-person event contact with our company executives and employees. He did not disappoint in his promise to keep the show extremely family friendly, yet still was able to make his routine funny even with those tight and most likely challenging parameters. It helped to calm my nerves trying to make our party successful with Brett on board.

-Renee B, Davenport, IA

CITY APPRECIATION EVENT

I can't say enough great things about Brett. To start, our event was more of a corporate event and Brett was very quick to respond to my posting and contact me. So from the start, I was very impressed. This man is super professional, worked with us every step of the way to accommodate our needs, and, most importantly, hilarious. A lot of people who attended our event said they thought he was awesome and the stories he was telling were really funny and comical. Brett is fantastic and if you're looking for a comedian who will liven up your event, he's just the guy you need!

 

- Nate W, Saint Charles, IL

CONVENTION BANQUET

Our corporate banquet was held on a Monday evening following a very long day of lectures. Our doc's and staff were tired and ready to end the day until Brett took the mic. His humor was exactly what we needed and we plan to have him return next year. He did a great brining laughter into what we do as sleep doc's. Thanks a million Brett!
 

- Donna W, Peoria, IL 

CANCER CENTER

Brett was wonderful!!! The audience were cancer survivors / patients and he certainly got their mind off what they were dealing with. One person said the key to getting through what they are dealing with is laughter and Brett certainly delivered that!! We were running a little behind and it didn't bother him one bit. Brett was very accommodating to all of our requests.

 

-Clare P, Homewood, IL

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

Brett was great to work with from start to finish. He responded promptly by phone and email to our inquiry. He listened to our needs and offered to do a program tailored to our son's high school graduation celebration. Brett communicated well throughout the process, asking a lot of questions to personalize the entertainment content. He ended up doing a "light" roast of our son, kind of a "this is your life" type of content. Brett showed up early to the event, came prepared, and entertained well beyond the our time expectations. I would highly recommend him!

 

- Joel W, La Grange, IL

ASSISTED LIVING

Our Assisted Living Community decided to have an event and spice things up with some fun.  So we went searching for a good comedian to entertain our guests.  We found Brett Walkow.  He was so helpful from the beginning to the end.  We advertised for the event and since we had Brett coming, we were able to attract more people than we would have doing a stuffy Medicare Seminar.  Boring!   The show was a hit! There were tons of laughs and tears were flowing down our faces.  So fun to see our audience having such a blast.   We will most definitely do that again.  Those of us in the “healthcare industry” know the challenges of attracting professionals into the community.  This by far was one of our greatest ideas to date.  We still talk about the event and our guests thought it was awesome too.   We love Brett!
 

- Shirley Camacho , Cedar Lake Community Relations Coordinator, Cedar Lake Assisted Living

Testimonials

COMPANY HOLIDAY GALA

Brett Walkow is one of those rare talents who has clearly been working at his craft for most of his life; he is funny by INSTINCT, not just through his rigorous preparations. At our event, Brett threw himself into a comedic role (that is, before he actually performed a high quality stand up set as himself) as a character, and was as convincing as Brando ever was. He quoted a very fair fee at the start and from there went on to go above-and-beyond the original contracted plan. I could not have been happier to have Brett's imaginative and creative energy at my event. I would recommend him most highly to anyone who prefers Miracle Whip over your plan old mayo.

- David R, Chicago, IL 

BIRTHDAY ROAST

Brett performed at my 50th B-day Party. He was absolutely HYSTERICAL! EVERY ONE of my guests (ages 13-75) thought he did a wonderful job. He totally made my party a success! Prior to the party, I gave him specifics about me to use in his material. A perfect combo of his routine & some jokes about me. No “off-color” humor; he was extremely funny, charismatic & personable. It is quite obvious that he loves what he does; it absolutely shows in his performance. Laughter is the best medicine. I would definitely hire him again & I highly recommend that you hire him too.

-Tammy M, New Lenox, IL

WEDDING

Brett was HILARIOUS!! He had all my wedding guests laughing!! Also, his dance moves are on fire! Thank you Brett!

- Vincent L, Chicago, IL

OFFICE PARTY

Brett is a VERY funny man! Our crowd ranges from 18 to 85 and he gave everyone something to laugh about. He did a Hip-Hop Country DJ rap that is totally hilarious! We at Hanson Mold would definitely recommend Brett for your corporate event.

 

-Carole R, Benton Harbor, MI

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