Fanwood, NJ – On February 2, join Temple Sholom of Fanwood/Scotch Plains for a hilarious night of comedy featuring Linda Belt with Adam Oliensis. Proceeds will benefit Temple Sholom and its numerous community, educational and religious programs.

Tickets are just $25 each in advance, $30 at the door. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available. Reservations are recommended, as seating is limited. To reserve tickets or for more information email or call the Temple office at 908-889-4900. Temple Sholom is located in the Fanwood Presbyterian Church at the corner of Martine and LaGrande Avenues in Fanwood, NJ. The stage is around the corner off Marian Avenue. Please enter through the door on Marian marked Temple Sholom.

Linda Belt is a New Jersey native (a comedy routine in itself). She moved to Connecticut in 1987 where she became a suburban pillar of the community attending PTO meetings and baseball games. Linda  became very tired holding up that pillar and instead holds her own as a professional standup comic. Her humor touches on the absurdities of modern life and explores marriage, sex, parenting and social mores—in other words, any subject she feels like discussing!

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Linda has performed throughout the US and Canada and has been featured in a number of comedy festivals, including the Hogtown Comedy Festival (Toronto) the Detroit Comedy Festival, the Long Island Comedy Festival and the Boston Comedy Fest. Her many venues have included Tropicana (Atlantic City) Mohegan Sun, Turning Stone Casino, Comedy Studio (Boston), NY Improv, the Broadway Comedy Club (NYC) & The Laugh Factory (NYC) as part of the “Broads of Broadway” show, Yuk Yuks International: Toronto & Halifax, Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club at City Steam (Hartford), Governor’s Comedy Club (Long Island) and Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle (Detroit), Magooby's (Baltimore), Comedy Zone (Various Locations), Royal Caribbean Cruiselines. As a full-time working comic, she can be found at various local & national venues, fundraisers and corporate events. Linda was profiled in the Hartford Courant, The Chicago Tribune and other publications throughout New England.


Adam Oliensis has been working in comedy for longer than he cares to admit—not just in standup but also in acting, writing, directing, and producing for TV, theatre, film and commercials. In his standup, Adam explores the lessons in humility he’s learning from his wife and especially from his children, along with the adjustments that genuine adulthood force upon him.


Having lived in East Africa, India and New Jersey, Adam is attuned to the absurdities that arise in the everyday, mining both the ironies and silliness that exist in the most humbling situations. Adam performs at comedy clubs all over New York City, including Gotham Comedy Club, CB's Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, The Laugh Lounge and Times Square Comedy, as well as at private events, corporate events, synagogues, theatres, and JCCs throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.


As a writer, Adam co-authored the movie The Pompatus of Love with Jon Cryer (Best Comedy, Worldfest-Houston), which he also co-produced and in which he starred along with Mr. Cryer and Kristen Scott Thomas, among others. Adam’s plays have been produced by Ensemble Studio Theatre, among other companies in New York, as well as in Los Angeles and regionally, and his work has been published by Dramatists Play Service. He has also penned several TV pilots, which have been produced for cable TV. As an actor, Adam has appeared on Broadway, Off Broadway, in Regional Theatre, in the movies, on episodic TV and in hundreds of TV and radio commercials. He was nominated for a Clio Award (the Oscars of commercials) for Best Performance.

About Temple Sholom

Founded in 1913, Temple Sholom is a Reform Jewish Congregation led by Rabbi Joel N. Abraham. The Temple and its religious school are home to about 250 families from the greater Scotch Plains-Fanwood area. Currently residing within the Fanwood Presbyterian Church, the Temple has purchased five acres of land in Scotch Plains for its future home. Temple Sholom is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism. For more information about the Temple or joining the congregation, please call 908- 889-4900, e-mail, or visit