Celebrating 125 years of Katz Delicatessen as Guest Performer & Emcee


How many Pastrami sandwiches does it take to feed the “Secret Service” and me? Certainly not as much as the guy who downed 25 of them to win Katz's Pastrami eating contest. Nonetheless, the one I was lucky enough to get my hands on was enough to carry me through a day of singing, emceeing and celebrating with the beloved Katz Family.

Filled with NY natives and tourists from abroad, Katz turned their famous downtown 24 hours eating spot into a full-fledged concert venue on June 2nd, 2013. All the acts were the bomb especially my new friends “The Defibulators” who closed the day’s last performance with a lively show that transitioned into a straight up dance party.

As owner Jake Dell gave me the  thumbs up while I rocked the stage playing songs from my show at the Metropolitan Room along with a few covers up my sleeve, I was sparked by the aroma of salted meats and fried knish. It was so much fun and I am so grateful to have been a part of it. Looking forward to doing it again in another 125 years!