YidLife Crisis

Jamie Elman & Eli Batalion are entertainers (and closeted Jewish educators) from Montreal with combined credits spanning 20 years of theater, music, television and film – from starring in Mad Men, House MD and Curb Your Enthusiasm to writing, directing and producing short and feature films appearing at the Sundance, Toronto, Berlin and SXSW film festivals.
Their unique friendship spawned an irreverent tribute to the Yiddish language, culture and comedic tradition they were reared on. Calling it “YidLife Crisis,” they hatched the world’s first Yiddish sitcom, exploring religious and cultural identity in a decidedly modern multicultural world. Its popularity has led to multiple video and written projects, international press, multiple awards and and some 3 million online views. Their ‘comedy peacekeeping’ keeps them working with celebrities and academics alike as they tour their live shtick around the globe.

YidLife Crisis The Web Series     Season 1     Season 2    Season 3     

Youtube channel YidLife C​risis   

Website YidLife Crisis