Shalom Life | April 20, 2014

Top 20 Jews In The Arts-Adam Shenkman

Funnyman Adam Shenkman talks to ShalomLife in Day 4 of this special feature.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: April 13th, 2011 in Culture » Stage » Interviews

Top 20 Jews In The Arts-Adam Shenkman

Over the next 20 days, ShalomLife will be presenting the Top 20 Jews In The Arts. One artist will be featured a day from various disciplines including visual arts, acting, writing, comedy, and music.

We sent the participating artists the same 30 questions with instructions to answer all, or just a few. Have fun learning about these fascinating individuals, and please check back daily to compare their answers. Enjoy!

Adam Shenkman

Mr. Shenkman is quite a busy man. He performs regularly throughout Los Angeles with his “progressive, radically unique comedy styling”. He has appeared at the Comedy Store, Upright Citizen’s Brigade, and The Improv.

He organizes unique experiences called “Legendary Shows”. Whether he is running around in his underwear, eating Thanksgiving Dinner on stage with his family, or interviewing an Elvis mannequin, his shows are guaranteed to entertain.

Currently, he is the co-creator and star of the hit kids show, The Breakfast Show. It’s a live talk show for children based around the spirit of breakfast!

Keep up to date with Adam’s shenanigans at www.adamshenkman.com or check him out on Facebook.

What's your favorite place to travel to?

New Orleans

Are you religious? Spiritual? Nothing at all?

I am spiritual. I practice (T.M) meditation daily.

TV Show?

Mighty Boosh

Can you offer a piece of advice to aspiring artists?

Ask the universe for help. Trust your self and love your self.

Do you play any sports?

Soccer. Started playing when I was 5.

Is there a quote or motto that you live by?

Inner strength to create magic- Adam Shenkman

If you could work with a specific person, who would it be?

David Lynch. I would love to create a Comedy Documentary about My Family with Mr. Lynch.

How would you describe your personal style?

I would describe my style Story Book Gangster.

What is your favorite song to sing?

Black coffee.

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