A mil­lion laughs? You must be jok­ing

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY JOSH JACK­MAN

YOUTUBE COM­EDY duo Al­li­son Raskin and Gaby Dunn have cel­e­brated their first mil­lion-view video.

The pair, who live in Los An­ge­les, run a scripted weekly dat­ing ad­vice show called Just Be­tween Us and pro­duce comic sketches such as the one which passed the magic mil­lion, en­ti­tled What Should I Wear?

Ms Raskin ful­fils the role of the up­tight, clos­eted Jewish Amer­i­can Princess whose fa­ther paid for a nose job, while Ms Dunn, 27, is the rebel- lious, sex­u­ally free lib­eral.

It took the two acto r-writ­ers 16 months to get to this point, in which time they have amassed 450,000 sub­scribers and 25 mil­lion views of all their videos.

They talk can­didly about Ms Raskin’s OCD and nose job as well as Ms Dunn’s bi­sex­u­al­ity and polyamory, mix­ing scripted hu­mour with hon­est emo- tion. They have both re­belled against their Jewish up­bring­ing to some de­gree, but read­ily ad­mit that their re­li­gion in­flu­ences their work.

Ms Dunn said it “cov­ers all the neu­roses, all the other stuff that makes com­edy such a Jewish space any­way. It ex­plains so much of what we do. You can ex­plain stuff so quickly just by be­ing like, ‘Jews. We’re two Jews.’”

In their most-watched video, Ms Raskin walks into Ms Dunn’s room, beam­ing. “I did it. I found the per­fect out­fit.” Her part­ner re­sponds, dead­pan: “For what, Rosh Hashanah?”

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