Modi is a comedy superstar, admired and cherished by audiences all over the world. His journey to success was not easy, but with his witty humor and unmatched talent, he has become one of the most celebrated performers on the comedy circuit. His achievements have been extensively noted by The Hollywood Reporter, who recently named him one of the top 10 comedians in New York City. This is a remarkable testament to his abilities and his place as a significant figure in modern comedy.
Modi’s rise to fame is a fascinating tale of perseverance and hard work. He began his career as an investment banker but soon realized his true passion lay in comedy. He took the stage at an open-mic night and instantly knew he had found his calling. Over the years, Modi has honed his craft, winning over audiences and critics alike with his sharp wit and impeccable timing.
He has received numerous accolades from leading publications such as The New York Times, Time Out NY, and The New York Post. Modi’s material often incorporates his heritage and unique perspective, delighting diverse Jewish audiences as well as fans of all backgrounds and beliefs. He is a regular performer at comedy clubs in New York and Los Angeles and headlines shows across the country and around the globe.
Modi’s success is a reflection of his incredible talent and his dedication to his craft. He continues to thrive in the ever-changing world of comedy, bringing laughter and joy to fans around the world.
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Voted one of the top 10 comedians in New York City by The Hollywood Reporter, Modi is one of the comedy circuit’s most sought after performers. Featured on HBO, CBS, NBC, ABC, Comedy Central, Howard Stern, and E! Entertainment, Modi has received rave reviews in The New York Times, Time Out NY and The New York Post.
Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Modi emigrated with his family to the United States at the age of seven and was raised on Long Island. After graduating from Boston University, he worked as an investment banker until his first open-mic night made him realize that stand-up was his true calling. Equipped with a sharp wit and a knack for reading an audience, Modi has gone on to become a successful fixture in New York’s vibrant comedy scene, often doing bits that incorporate his heritage, and he is a hit with diverse Jewish audiences as well as fans of all backgrounds and beliefs.
Now a regular performer at the New York and Los Angeles comedy clubs, Modi also headlines around the country and across the globe. He is a co-founder of The Chosen Comedy Festival [standupny.com], a celebration of Jewish humor that was launched in 2022. The festival features diverse comedy acts and has brought laughter to thousands of people in NYC, Miami, Los Angeles, and more.
Modi has played himself on HBO’s Crashing and Netflix’s When Jews Were Funny. He’s also appeared in several feature films and played leading roles in two: Waiting for Woody Allen, which won the LA Film Festival, and Stand Up, a feature-length film. In 2018, Mayor Bill De Blasio declared June 26th ‘Mordechi Modi Rosenfeld Day’ [youtu.be] in the city of New York for his accomplishments and contributions to the artistic community.