Actor, comedian and multiple GRAMMY nominated artist Rick Moranis released his new album, My Mother’s Brisket & Other Love Songs, this week. Already the No. 1 selling comedy album on Amazon and in the Top 10 on iTunes Comedy Chart, Moranis was also featured in today’s New York Times who noted the album is “13 comic tunes that explore [Moranis’] Jewish heritage in ridiculous ways,” with its’ eclectic blend of klezmer, rumba, folk and jazz covering themes of family, food, religious traditions and love.
Moranis explains, “When I first began writing jokes and sketches with various Jewish partners, one of us would inevitably stop at some point and announce, ‘Too Jewish!’, meaning, too Jewish for the star, the show, the network or the audience. The songs on this album are all in that category. I grew up hearing Allan Sherman and the ‘You Don’t Have To Be Jewish’ albums in the 60’s. Now, I’m in my 60’s.”
Nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Comedy Album in 1983 and 2005, music has always been a big part of Rick Moranis’ career. He started spinning records on Toronto 70’s radio, then went on to do stand-up comedy, always appearing with his guitar. On the Emmy award winning TV series “SCTV,” Moranis did musical impressions, parodies and characters. He also starred in a list of still loved 80’s films including “Ghostbusters,” “Spaceballs,” “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” and the cult-favorite McKenzie Brothers’ film “Strange Brew,” along with, one of his most beloved, the musical “Little Shop of Horrors.” With this album, Moranis returns to where he started.
Rick Moranis’ My Mother’s Brisket & Other Love Songs Track Listing
1. I’m Old Enough To Be Your Zaide
2. My Wednesday Balabusta
3. Live Blogging The Himel Family Bris
4. My Mother’s Brisket
5. Belated Haftorah
8. Wiggle Room
9. I Can’t Help It, I Just Like Christmas
10. The Seven Days Of Shiva
11. Kiss My Mezuzah
12. Asian Confusion
13. Oy, The Mistakes I Made