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American Jewish comedy

American Jewish comedy

an introduction : a project of the Jewish Media Fund.

by

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Published by The Fund in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Jews in motion pictures,
    • Comedy films -- United States -- History and criticism,
    • Jews on television,
    • Television comedies -- United States

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      SeriesJewish heritage video collection
      ContributionsJewish Media Fund.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPN1995.9.J46 A44 1995
      The Physical Object
      Pagination84 p. ;
      Number of Pages84
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL475119M
      LC Control Number98199926


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Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award A rich account of Jewish humor: its nature, its development, and its vital role throughout history. In a major work of scholarship both erudite and very funny, Columbia professor Jeremy Dauber traces the origins of Jewish comedy and its development from biblical times to the age of Twitter/5(28).

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The first section relates to humor as a way of coping with Jewish identity. Joseph Dorinson's chapter underscores the dilemma facing Jewish comedians in the United States.

These comics try to assimilate into American culture, but without giving up their Jewish identity. The second section of the book deals with a central function of humor. The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy By Kliph Nesteroff Grove Press, Pages, $ This book is about comedy, but it’s not very funny.

Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award “Dauber deftly surveys the whole recorded history of Jewish humour.” —Economist In a major work of scholarship that explores the funny side of some very serious business (and vice versa), Jeremy Dauber examines the origins of Jewish comedy and its development from biblical times to the age of Twitter.

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Sorted chronologically into chapters like "On Stage," "On Air," "On Fire," and "Comedy ," th. Kliph Nesteroff is the author of the new book The Comedians, which traces the history of that solitary comic in the spotlight.

He tells NPR's Renee Montagne that. Review: Concealed. This is a landmark book, uncovering the history of a scarcely known Jewish community while bringing to life an unforgettable family. Jewish humor is the long tradition of humor in Judaism dating back to the Torah and the Midrash from the ancient Middle East, but generally refers to the more recent stream of verbal and often anecdotal humor of Ashkenazi Jews which took root in the United States over the last hundred years, including in secular Jewish an Jewish humor in its early form developed in the Jewish.

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10 Funniest Jewish-Themed Comedies by j | created - 11 Jul | updated - 28 Apr | Public Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc. Jewish Comedy A Serious History (Book): Dauber, Jeremy Asher: WW NortonIn a major work of scholarship both erudite and very funny, Columbia professor Jeremy Dauber traces the origins of Jewish comedy and its development from biblical times to the age of Twitter.

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