October 12, 2018
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Jewish Comedy: A Serious History

Jewish Comedy: A Serious History
Jeremy Dauber

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(October 12, 2018)

Through much of the twentieth century, American comedy — standup, skit, theatrical, cinematic or on television — was chiefly Jewish comedy. Jeremy Dauber surveys this scene and ties it to ancient writings and medieval tradition. A thorough and fascinating study.