Fressers and jokesters join forces for a fundraiser to benefit others at Nosher-Rye, the Jewish-style deli in Allendale, NJ on Saturday, June 8th for two shows, 6-8PM and 9-11PM. Korean stand-up comedienne, Esther Goodhart, who spent summers at Catskills resorts and grew up in Bayside where she developed a deep appreciation for Jewish humor and culture, has a black belt in Borscht Belt schtick. So much so, that she married a nice Jewish boy, converted to Judaism and moonlights as a Hebrew teacher in her Demarest, NJ home. A regular on the philanthropy scene and comedy circuit, Goodhart joined forces with Nosher-Rye to create a series of dinner show fundraisers for Bergen County, NJ-based charities. The kick-off event June 8th will celebrate the hotbed of Jewish comedy in the U.S., the Borscht Belt, which gave birth to and influenced comic giants ranging from Mel Brooks to Jerry Seinfeld. A $20 cover charge gets you in the door and a 3-course price fixe menu covers classic Jewish fare, from house-cured deli meats piled sky-high on a sandwich to roast chicken and brisket entrees. Reservations are available by calling 201-784-1818. 10% of the evening’s proceeds go to Pascack Valley Meals on Wheels. Trivia winners will receive prizes throughout the shows and enjoy an open mike crack at sharing their own humor.