Posts Tagged ‘ comedy ’

A New Film About Writer Nora Ephron’s Life, Lovingly Made by Her Son

May 5, 2016
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everything is copy

When the acerbic, brilliant Jewish essayist, novelist, screenwriter, and director Nora Ephron (When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle) was a child, her mother used to tell her, “Everything is copy.” What she meant was: When you slip on a banana peel, people laugh at you. But when you tell…

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When Borscht Belt Comedy Went to School

July 31, 2013
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comedy-school

“The birth of modern stand-up comedy begins in the Catskills Mountains,” so says When Comedy Went…

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Jewish Singles Dances

August 6, 2012
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singles-dances

“Jewish singles dances in the eighties were my guarantee of a lot of free dinners…

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Flirting, Israeli Style

June 14, 2012
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coupling

Like your craziest high-school friend, the TV show Coupling…

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The Holocaust, with Punchlines

April 19, 2012
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the holocaust with punchlines

Edge City is a daily comic strip published in many national…

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Hard to Hear

March 22, 2012
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hard to hear

“Being the hearing child of deaf parents,” says…

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Third Time’s the Charm

January 18, 2012
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There’s a man at a comedy club wearing…

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Hebrew for Fun and Profit

August 23, 2011
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jake and amir

Do Jews speak a different language than other…

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The Yiddish Godfather

July 5, 2011
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the yiddish godfather

Sholem Aleichem was one of the first authors to…

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Funny, You Don’t Look Jewish

November 24, 2010
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funny you dont look jewish

Samson Koletkar is a funny guy with a…

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