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Avner Eisenberg in Exceptions to Gravity is a reminder of the theatrical power that can reside in a single charismatic performer who touches the heart. A master of the art of physical comedy, Avner weaves a spell of poetic simplicity in a show of hilarious predicaments. Avner has appeared on and off Broadway with his hit show Exceptions to Gravity. He played the endearing Holy Man, The Jewel, in the Michael Douglas film, The Jewel of the Nile, and performed as a ventriloquist on Broadway in Ghetto. His dummy was nominated for a Tony Award. Avner’s show defies the barriers of language and culture and has toured extensively in the US and abroad.

to Gravity

Avner The Eccentric is a brilliant comic…hurt yourself hysterically funny. I laughed for 2 solid hours. The show only lasted an hour and a half.

Joel Siegel
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If you are feeling low, take two hours of Avner for comic relief.

Mel Gussow
New York Times

Here is what Avner the Eccentric does best: he reduces his audience to laughter and giggles and applause.

New York Times
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Astonishing and funny. A clown for the thinking man…Avner the Eccentric leaves you hungry for more.

John Simon
New York Magazine

If you miss Avner, you’ll be sorry and your life will turn to ashes, and it won’t be my fault because I warned you.

The Edmonton Journal

A great American artist.

Jon Jory, Artistic Director
Actor’s Theater, Louisville

So, maybe after all is said and done, he’s actually a physician. At the very least, it’s certain that if you have the chance to experience a performance by Avner the Eccentric, you’ll come out feeling a lot better than when you came in.

Genii Magazine
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Avner the Eccentric makes hard things look easy and easy things look impossible. In short, he’s a master clown…truly is something to see.

Boston Globe
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…applause for this magnificent artist.


A joy to watch.

The Independent
Edinburgh, Scotland


German Press and tech info

“Exceptions” cont.

I was completely enthralled. It’s not easy for a single performer to keep an audience giggling, chuckling and even guffawing for an hour and a quarter without saying a word, but Eisenberg makes it appear seamlessly simple. If you missed him this time, don’t let it happen again.

San Jose Mercury News

He is agile and ingenious in his use of humor.

(read full review)

Avner is incredibly graceful and his stunts are stunning. Don’t miss him.

New York Tribune

It is physical comedy at its finest. Best of all, there are no age, gender, or language barriers. The humor is simple and Exceptions To Gravity is simply fun for all.
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Avner Eisenberg is A bald charmer in red suspenders, Avner is ultimately triumphant in his ongoing battle with any number of inanimate objects; indeed, his props—in cahoots with varying physical forces, including the title one—appear in the course of an hour and a quarter to stage a massive serial insurrection, which the clown puts down with agility and patience. Certainly he earns the audience adulation that he proceeds to conduct as if it were a guffawing symphony. Avner is very good at what he does.

Boston Phoenix
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A reminder of the theatrical power that can reside in a single charismatic performer who touches the heart, Avner held the audience entranced.

Patriot Ledger
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If laughter really is the best medicine, Avner Eisenberg could easily cure everything that ails you. He’s a clown in the truest sense of the word…You’ve got to see it to believe it can be this much fun.

Boston Metro
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“A fellow comedian asked me, ‘What do you do when they don’t laugh?’ I said, ‘Thank God. I have enough problems out there without people laughing.’”

San Francisco Chronicle
(read full interview)


Avner works without music, but he makes music with his body. Absolutely unique and hilarious, like we’ve never seen before. Knocked us out with his surprising and vital performance.

Tyrne, Moscow
Sergei Klementiev