Bubbe Gigi Won’t Let You Schvitz

This post first appeared in The Times of Israel.

Bubbe Gigi sometimes talks about the weather. (YouTube screenshot)

Bubbe Gigi sometimes talks about the weather. (YouTube screenshot)

There’s a new weather girl on the screen these days, and she’s not like anything you would expect. She’s Gigi, a hilariously obnoxious Jewish grandmother who is far better at regaling you with her bubbe mayses than at providing you with helpful meteorological information.

As much as she might resemble some real Jewish grandmothers out there, Gigi is actually a character played broadly by 36-year-old actor David Krumholtz (best known for his work on CBS’s crime drama series “Numb3rs”) in drag with some serious makeup and prosthetics.

Krumholtz partnered with producer Barry Sonders and writer-directors Zach Golden and Ricky Mabe to bring Gigi to life on weatherfrom.com, a comedy website.

Click here to read more and watch a video.

© 2014 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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