Two Jews walk into Madame Tussauds… No this isn’t the start of a joke, but it is part of the plotline to Billy Crystal’s new film, Here Today featuring fellow Jewish comedian, Tiffany Hadish.
Crystal and Haddish are taking their friendship to the next level in Here Today. The newly-dropped trailer even includes a scene of the two Jewish comedians dancing the hora!
Here’s the plot: When veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz (Billy Crystal) meets New York singer Emma Payge (Tiffany Haddish), they form an unlikely yet hilarious and touching friendship that kicks the generation gap aside and redefines the meaning of love and trust. “You never know who’s going to change your life,” is the tagline.
In the movie, the two portray strangers who develop an emotive bond, but Crystal and Haddish have a touching relationship off-screen too.
So much so, that Crystal read a Torah portion at Haddish’s 2019 Bat Mitzvah ceremony.
“I was really looking to do a movie about a relationship between an older man and a younger woman that was about friendship and love, but not in a romantic way,” Crystal told People Magazine in an interview.
The movie was co-written by Crystal and original Saturday Night Live writer Alan Zweibel (also a member of the tribe.) The film is based on a short story, The Prize, written by Zweibel.
Here Today is in theaters on May 7 — and we can’t wait!