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I know that one is not allowed to listen to live music during the 3 weeks.

My question is if Standup comedy is not allowed as well?

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The music restriction for Ashk'nazim (whatever it is) is on the three weeks, AFAIK, not only the nine days. But CYLOR of course for a ruling. – msh210 Jul 8 '12 at 19:17
@msh210, true, but the question can still apply to schachna's case. Perhaps the 3 weeks are limited to specific restrictions based on custom. Whereas during the 9 days there is a general idea of mema'atin b'simcha. – YDK Jul 8 '12 at 20:05
+1. I suspect that the OP only emphasized the live part, since that's the less controversial point. Ironic, that. – HodofHod Jul 8 '12 at 20:14
Is there some reason משנכנס אב ממעטין בשמחה is not the correct answer to this question? – Double AA Jul 8 '12 at 20:49
@DoubleAA Because the first two weeks of Bein HaMetzarim are Tamuz. – b a Jul 8 '12 at 22:46

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