From his humble Yeshiva boy roots, to the Tonight Show in Los Angeles, Mendy Pellin, the game-changing Hassidic comedian and filmmaker from Brooklyn has transformed the face of Jewish Entertainment and has performed all across the world, working with with a wide array of fellow celebrities - from Avraham Fried to Brad Pitt.
At the young age of 21, while juggling his entertainment career, he found time to attend yeshiva and became an ordained Rabbi. Later, in Los Angeles, he partnered with J Brand founder Jeff Rudes, to form Jewbellish.com - a comedy brand that embellishes Jewish culture and went on to garner millions of views on YouTube with his satirical take on current events. His viral hit “Talk Yiddish to Me” earned him a cover story in the Wall Street Journal.
Mendy currently lives with his wife Shulamis and four kids in New York City, acting as the CEO of Mendy Pellin Media. He often partners with other celebrities, notably Larry David and Billy Crystal, to benefit a wide array of philanthropic causes about which he is passionate.
One of the causes most dear to him is breaking down the stigma associated with IBD through comedy. As someone that has suffered with Ulcerative Colitis for many years, Mendy has not shied away from “bathroom humor”.