Stand-up comedy began to gain momentum in Israel in the 1980s but really took off in the 1990s with the opening of many stand-up comedy clubs throughout Israel. The most famous of those clubs is the Camel Comedy Club in Tel Aviv where most of the talented people who today star on Israeli television and in entertainment shows were first discovered.
Much like any good story, the story of Israeli opera starts with a dream, and a dreamer. It was a Russian Jewish musician named Mordechai Mordecha that decided to establish the Israeli Opera in 1923. Although he first considered Jerusalem, he ended up starting in Tel-Aviv.