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And you thought your family was crazy!

Steve Solomon will present his autobiographical one-man comedy “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m Home for the Holidays” at Queens Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and again on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. Tickets run from $20 to $35.

A combination roast/therapy session/stand-up routine, Solomon tells absolutely hilarious stories about his parents, friends and others who drove him to psycho-analysis in the first place.

The stage is an airport lounge in Atlanta, and the Brooklyn-born Solomon is trying to get home for Hanukkah and Christmas. However, it’s snowing in New York City, and all flights are canceled.

Just a little more stress to go with the anxiety-producing trip home.

Solomon takes a few phone calls. He hears some announcements. He even chats with the audience a bit. The dialogue takes a look at the wacky side of human personalities with comic voices, sound effects and dozens of character imitations.

“I just took a stress test. I just talked to my father,” he likes to say to roaring laughter, adding that his hard-of-hearing dad can’t understand why he’s “taking Mylanta” in the airport instead of boarding a plane.

“It’s a good show,” he told QNS. “A lot of belly laughs.”

A Sheepshead Bay native, Solomon was a “mad scientist” physics teacher and school administrator on Long Island for almost two decades. He then decided to pursue comedy, an interest since childhood, about 20 years ago. He moved to Boynton Beach, Florida, and started his franchise with “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy” (aka One part lasagna, one part kreplach, and two parts Prozac).

Other works include “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m STILL in Therapy,” “Cannolis, Latkes, Guilt! The Therapy Continues…” and this weekend’s show, which he said is completely different from the others.

Images: Steve Solomon


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