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A Brief History of Jewish Comedy

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11/07/2007

Beloved Jewish juggler, shtickmeister, and comedy maven Sara Felder leads viewers through a brief yet surprisingly accurate history of Jewish humor. She considers how this comic legacy affects Jewish-American identity on a collective and individual level. Topics of discussion include the Bible, Purim-shpils, Yiddish theater, Fanny Brice, the Marx Brothers, Lenny Bruce, Woody Allen, and more.

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