Shmuel Breban

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Shmuel Breban
Pseudonym The Mighty Jewmanberg
Born Cedarhurst, New York[1]
Medium Stand-up
Nationality American
Years active 2002–present
Genres Observational comedy, satire
Subject(s) Everyday life, puns

Shmuel Breban is an Orthodox Jewish, American stand-up comedian known for his sharp and unconventional style, blending logic and absurdity, often through misdirection. He is fond of the use of comic devices such as the one-liner and the Paraprosdokian.


Breban was born in Brooklyn, New York, and currently resides in Cedarhurst, New York.

Breban began performing stand-up comedy in 2002.[1] His clean,[2] smart comedic stylings gained a cult following on the New York club scene and the Jewish comedy circuit.

He writes the Super Syndicate & Sundown series,[3] featuring various superhero and science fiction stories.

Personal life[edit]

As analyzed in his act, Breban lives with his mother and genuinely exhibits frugality. Breban has described himself as Jewish, with the addendum, “And more religious than you.”


• “Growing up, my mom told me that I could be anything I wanted to be… so I chose financial—burden.”

• "I just bought a whole bunch of diet books. Not for myself; I mail them anonymously to every woman that rejects me."

• “Do you know why kosher meat is way more expensive? … Jewish animals are better negotiators.”

• “My friend has difficulty sleeping, but I can do it with my eyes closed.”

• “I used to believe that chiropractors were charlatans, but then I went to one, and now I stand corrected.”

• “I live in a two-income household, but who knows how long my mom can keep that up.”

• “Did you know that the only Israeli gold medal in the history of the Olympics was in sailing? Further reinforcing the stereotype that Jews don’t tip!”

• “I was having difficulty deciding if I wanted to purchase this bed I was looking at, so the salesman told me... sleep on it.”

• “I recently purchased a yo-yo at a flea market for just 15 cents -- No strings attached!”[4]

• “If you are allergic to alcohol... can you take shots for that?”

• “U2’s lawyers work pro Bono.”[4]

• “The clothing shop near me had a pregnant mannequin in the window for a couple months, but now there’s just an identical, regular mannequin, and they pretend like nothing happened, but I know she had an abortion.”


  1. ^ a b "Stand-up Comedy 101". Stand-up Comedy 101. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
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  4. ^ a b "The Humor List". The Humor List. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 

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