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FILM: When Jews Were Funny
Sabes JCC Theatre
Minneapolis, MN
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Wednesday, January 29 at 730pm
FILM: When Jews Were Funny


From the 1930's to the 1970's, almost every comedian or comic you might have seen on TV or the movies was Jewish. Jews dominated the world of westernsociety comedy on radio, stage and screen alike And then what happened? Why did that domination end? Were Jews just funnier back then? And if so, did that extend to your average Jew on the street? Acclaimed director, Alan Zweig, examines these questions and many others in this insightful and hilarious exploration of 20th century humor, the history of Jewish comedy, ethnicity in the entertainment industry, and also the question of what it means to be Jewish. Featuring interviews with Howie Mandel, Gilbert Gottfried, Cory Kahaney, Judy Gold, Modi and many, many others, as well as archive footage of Rodney Dangerfield, Jackie Mason, and Alan King.

Directed by Alan Zweig; 2013, US; 90 minutes; English

Tickets: $10 General; $8 JCC Members, Students, and Seniors

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The 5th Annual Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival combines fabulous stand-up comedy, story-telling, film, workshops, and so much more - all in celebration of the Jewish contribution to the world of humor.
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Sabes JCC Theatre
4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416
United States

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Film > Festivals
Film > Premiers

Minimum Age: 15
Kid Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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