THE HOTTEST UP & COMING COMIC IN LOS ANGELES TODAY
IS A 69 YEAR OLD JEWISH MAN!
eL YID, NEW CHARACTER CREATED AND PERFORMED BY NOTED
TV WRITER/PRODUCER AND ACTOR MARC SHEFFLER,
IS POISED TO TAKE THE LA COMEDY SCENE BY STORM
Believe it or not, the hottest and fastest rising new comic on the LA Comedy Scene today is “el Yid,” a 69 year old Jewish man whose long white beard and black and white garb would immediately lead anyone to assume that he was a Chasidic Rabbi from Brooklyn. In actuality, el Yid is a new comedic character conceived and performed by noted TV writer/producer and actor Marc Sheffler.
A former comedian and member of the Comedy Store’s legendary “Class of 1977,” Marc has also been involved with countless television series and specials during the course of his long entertainment industry career, including "Sister, Sister," "Harry and the Hendersons," "Who's the Boss," “Sanford & Son,” "Charles in Charge,” “The Happy Days Reunion Show," "The Best of the Hollywood Palace" and the Warner Bros. cartoon “How Bugs Bunny Won The West,” among many others.
The character of el Yid was born in late 2015, after a horrific automobile accident almost cost Marc his life. After having been hit by a car while walking down the street near his home by an 85-year old man texting on his phone while driving, Marc spent many months recovering from his broken limbs and shattered spirit. Once finally healed, however, Marc looked in the mirror and realized that not only had he been transformed into an entirely new person, but he had a brainstorm! He’d also just given birth to an entirely new character. The experience re-ignited his passion to once again perform stand-up comedy live, after a 35 year absence from the stage.
el Yid has been making LA audiences howl with laughter ever since.