“Jewish Comics” with Evan Weiner on Zoom

Date and time

Tuesday, November 19, 7–8 p.m. EST


Englewood Public Library

31 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ 07631

Laughter heals and brings us together. Join us for a rousing discussion about key Jewish standup comics from vaudeville, radio, film, and the Borscht Belt eras, including the Marx Brothers, Jack Benny, the Three Stooges, Mort Sahl, Lenny Bruce, Rodney Dangerfield, Joan Rivers, Mel Brooks, and Jerry Seinfeld.

As recently as 1978, it was estimated that 80 percent of the standup comics in the standup comics in the United States were Jewish. From the Marx Brothers to Jack Benny to Fanny Brice, Jewish comedians went from vaudeville to film and radio. The first satirists were Moe, Larry and Curly from the Three Stooges, before Mort Sahl and Lenny Bruce. Rodney Dangerfield and Joan Rivers cut their comic teeth in the Catskills in New York, or the Borscht Belt, as did Mel Brooks and Jerry Seinfeld. No one knows why Jews dominated comedy, but they did.

Evan Weiner is a speaker and author with a background in radio and TV. His expertise and knowledge can be credited to his decades-long career in journalism. He has won two Associated Press Awards for radio news coverage.

Topic: Jewish Comics: Hosted by Evan Weiner
Time: Nov 19, 2024, 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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