The Shalom Collaboration’s Katie Klein & T.J. Shanoff’s hysterical performance had our audience laughing to tears! Regardless of the venue being a virtual one, the feeling as though we were seeing them live on a stage in a theatre setting was still apparent.
Their act was so relatable filled with humor, songs, and good-natured laughs. The material brought back fond memories from being in person at The Second City in Chicago or at a live improv show!
Katie & T.J. Effortlessly Brought Together the Joys and "Oys" of Jewish Comedy!
Senior Director of Programming
The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee
Katie and T.J. recently served as the MCs for our virtual comedy night which raised funds for Jewish and secular food banks. As the hosts for the evening, they introduced all eight stand-up comedians and continually promoted the charities and thanked our sponsors.
They also performed improv comedy by interacting with the virtual audience through the Zoom Chat Room. T.J.'s outstanding piano playing and great sense of humor coupled with Katie's singing, vamping and well-timed jokes kept the evening flowing and everyone engaged and laughing. It was a true pleasure and a lot of fun to work on preparation for the show with Katie and T.J. While always receptive to our suggestions and responsive to our requests, they made many pragmatic suggestions which truly raised the level of the show from an informal Zoom gathering to a professional-level show.
We would never hesitate to work with them again and wholeheartedly recommend them for event hosting, whether live or virtual, and improv comedy.
Mitch Lauer and Ed Weinstein
The Men's Club of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun
Pepper Pike, Ohio
Working with Katie and T.J. made planning an evening dependent on hitting “just the right tone” a delight.
Their impressive listening skills were only outdone by the way they integrated what we said into a truly perfect evening of sophisticated entertainment enjoyed by a wide range of audience members.
Needing to please 5000 people is never easy, Katie and T.J. helped us do just that!
Rabbi Leora Kaye
Director of Program
Thank you to Katie and T.J. for raising the awareness of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. The Shalom Collaboration presentation amplified the meaningful impact of the Big Brother Big Sister program.
Jewish Big Brother Big Sister Association
Katie & T.J. brought colorful, witty humor to our Sisterhood event that had people laughing the entire time. They're smart, & culturally on-cue. We can't wait to have them back again!
Congregation B’nai Tikvah
Our teens were actively participating, dancing and singing. All this while being taught valuable communication skills, and learning the importance of trying something new by saying “yes, and”! -
It’s not usual to have Laugh Out Loud funny. This was it! Refreshing!
Mizrach & Seaboard