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    Jewish comedy and humor

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    • Borscht Belt

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    • Jewish comedians

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    • Jewish humorists

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    • Marx Brothers (film series)

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    • The Nanny

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    • Jewish humour

    • Jewish humour

      Jewish humour is the long tradition of humour 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 humour of Ashkenazi Jewry which took root in the United States over the last hundred years, including in secular Je ... Read »


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    • 2 Live Jews

    • 2 Live Jews was a comedy hip hop duo composed of MC Moisha (Eric Lambert) and Easy Irving (Joe Stone). Their name is a parody of 2 Live Crew. It is known for songs that mix and spoof hip hop culture and Jewish American stereotypes, and the fact that the "members" were purportedly two elderly Jewish men who had recently ... Read »


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    • Abie's Irish Rose


    • Woody Allen

    • Woody Allen

      Woody Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg; December 1, 1935) is an American actor, author, filmmaker, comedian, playwright, and musician, whose career spans more than six decades. He worked as a comedy writer in the 1950s, writing jokes and scripts for television and publishing several books of short humor pieces. In ... Read »


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    • Bark Mitzvah

    • A Bark Mitzvah is an observance and celebration of a dog's coming of age, as in the Jewish traditional Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah. The term has been in use since at least as early as 1977, and Bark Mitzvahs are sometimes held as an adjunct to the festival of Purim. The Bark Mitzvah is a celebration not necessaril ... Read »


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    • Victor Borge

    • Victor Borge

      Børge Rosenbaum (3 January 1909 – 23 December 2000), known professionally as Victor Borge (/ˈbɔːrɡə/ BOR-gə), was a Danish and American comedian, conductor, and pianist who achieved great popularity in radio and television in the United States and Europe. His blend of music and comedy earned h ... Read »


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    • Borscht Belt

    • Borscht Belt, or Jewish Alps, is a colloquial term for the (now mostly defunct) summer resorts of the Catskill Mountains in parts of Sullivan, Orange and Ulster counties in upstate New York. Borscht, a soup associated with immigrants from eastern Europe, was a euphemistic way of saying "Jewish". These resorts were a po ... Read »


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    • The Bris

    • The Bris is the 69th episode of the sitcom Seinfeld. It is the fifth episode of the fifth season, and it first aired on October 14, 1993. Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer go to the hospital to meet friends who have just had a baby. At the hospital, George gets a fortunate parking spot right in front of the hospital, ... Read »


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    • Burning Down the Bayit

    • Scott Bakula as himself "Burning Down the Bayit" is the fifteenth episode of the tenth season of the animated comedy series Family Guy. The episode originally aired on Fox in the United States on March 4, 2012 and was first in its timeslot. Overwhelmed with financial troubles, Mort asks Peter and Quagmire to help him ... Read »


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    • Cartmanland

    • "Cartmanland" is the sixth episode of the fifth season of the animated television series South Park, and the 71st episode of the series overall. "Cartmanland" originally aired in the United States on July 25, 2001 on Comedy Central. Cartman's grandmother dies and to the family's shock, Cartman inherits her life sa ... Read »


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    • The Chanukah Song

    • The Chanukah Song

      "The Chanukah Song" is a novelty song written by comedian Adam Sandler with Saturday Night Live writers Lewis Morton and Ian Maxtone-Graham and originally performed by Sandler on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update on December 3, 1994. Sandler subsequently performed the song as part of his stand-up act, later updating ... Read »


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    • Clown in the Dumps

    • Clown in the Dumps

      Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow BobDon Hertzfeldt as "The Sampsans"Maurice LaMarche as Clive Meriwether and Rodney DangerfieldJackie Mason as Rabbi KrustofskyDavid Hyde Pierce as himselfJeff Ross as himselfSarah Silverman as herself "Clown in the Dumps" is the season premiere of the twenty-sixth season of the American anim ... Read »


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    • Coffee Talk

    • "Coffee Talk with Linda Richman" is a series of sketches performed by Mike Myers on the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. It ran from October 12, 1991, until October 15, 1994, although Myers (who had since left the show) reprised the role once more on March 22, 1997. In the sketch, Myers plays a stereotypical Je ... Read »


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    • Cohen on the Telephone

    • "Cohen on the Telephone", also known as "Cohen at the Telephone" is a comedy monologue. The monologue was released on cylinder records, 78 rpm records, and early sound film. Joe Hayman first recorded the monologue in London in July 1913 for Regal Records and was issued in the U.S. by Columbia Records. The success ... Read »


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    • Curb Your Enthusiasm

    • Curb Your Enthusiasm

      Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American comedy television series produced and broadcast by HBO that premiered on October 15, 2000. The series was created by Larry David, who stars as a semi-fictionalized version of himself. The series follows Larry in his life as a semi-retired television writer and producer in Los Angeles ... Read »


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    • Stanley Donen

    • Stanley Donen

      Stanley Donen (/ˈdɔːnən/ DAWN-ən; born April 13, 1924) is an American film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin' in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. His other noteworthy films include Royal Wedding, Seven Brides for Seve ... Read »


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    • Drawn Together

    • Drawn Together

      Drawn Together is an American adult animated sitcom which ran on Comedy Central from October 27, 2004 to November 14, 2007. The series was created by Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein, and uses a sitcom format with a TV reality show setting. The show's eight characters are a combination of personalities that were recogn ... Read »


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    • The Entity (South Park)

    • "The Entity" is the eleventh episode of the fifth season of the animated television series South Park, and 76th episode of the series overall. "The Entity" originally aired in the United States on November 21, 2001 on Comedy Central. This episode introduces Kyle's cousin Kyle. Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have s ... Read »


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    • Family Goy

    • "Family Goy" is the second episode of the eighth season of the animated comedy series Family Guy. It originally aired on Fox in the United States on October 4, 2009. The episode features Irish Catholic Peter after his wife, Lois, discovers that her mother is Jewish, and begins her struggle to adapt to her newfound heri ... Read »


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    • Fifty Shades of Oy Vey: A Parody

    • Fifty Shades of Oy Vey: A Parody

      Fifty Shades of Oy Vey: A Parody by E.L. Jamesbergstein is a parody of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey. It was published in print and e-book editions by Alfred A. Knish in 2013. Described on its book jacket as "So erotic, you'll plotz," the comic novel, which follows the outline of the original Fifty Shades of Grey, t ... Read »


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    • The Fran Lebowitz Reader

    • The Fran Lebowitz Reader is a 1994 collection of comedic essays by writer Fran Lebowitz. The book is a compilation of essays from Lebowitz's previous bestsellers Metropolitan Life from 1978 and 1981's Social Studies. The book was reissued to include reference to the Martin Scorsese documentary film Public Speaking, w ... Read »


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    • The Frisco Kid

    • The Frisco Kid

      The Frisco Kid is a 1979 American western comedy film directed by Robert Aldrich, starring Gene Wilder as Avram Belinski, a Polish rabbi who is traveling to San Francisco, and Harrison Ford as a bank robber who befriends him. Rabbi Avram Belinski (Wilder) arrives in Philadelphia from Poland en route to San Francis ... Read »


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    • Larry Gelbart

    • Larry Gelbart

      Larry Simon Gelbart (February 25, 1928 – September 11, 2009) was an American television writer, playwright, screenwriter, director and author, most famous as a creator and producer of the television series M*A*S*H, and as co-writer of Broadway musicals City of Angels and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Fo ... Read »


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    • Ginger Cow

    • "Ginger Cow" is the sixth episode in the seventeenth season of the American animated television series South Park. The 243rd episode of the series overall, it first aired on Comedy Central in the United States on November 6, 2013. In the episode, Cartman modifies a cow to make it look like a ginger as a joke. However, ... Read »


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    • Grandma's House


    • The Hebrew Hammer

    • The Hebrew Hammer

      The Hebrew Hammer is a 2003 American comedy film written and directed by Jonathan Kesselman. It stars Adam Goldberg, Judy Greer, Andy Dick, Mario Van Peebles, and Peter Coyote. The plot concerns a Jewish crime fighter known as the Hebrew Hammer who must save Hanukkah from the evil son of Santa Claus who wants to destro ... Read »


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    • Hershel of Ostropol

    • Hershel of Ostropol (Yiddish: הערשעלע אסטראפאלער, Hershele Ostropoler‎, 1757-1811) is a prominent figure in Jewish humor. Hershele was a prankster from Ostropol, Ukraine, who lived in poverty and targeted the rich and powerful, both Jew and Gentile. Common folks w ... Read »


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    • How to Be a Jewish Mother

    • How to Be a Jewish Mother, a very lovely training manual

      How to Be a Jewish Mother is a 1964 Jewish humour book by American humorist Dan Greenburg which was the best selling non-fiction book in the United States in 1965, with 270,000 copies sold. The book was first published by Price Stern Sloan under publisher Larry Sloan. The book was adapted into a play starring Molly Pi ... Read »


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    • Ike's Wee Wee


    • In My Country There Is Problem

    • "In My Country There Is Problem", also known as "Throw the Jew Down the Well" after the song's key line, is a song written by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for his comic character Borat Sagdiyev. It features in the 'Country Music' segment of "Borat's Guide to the USA (Part 2)", that focuses heavily on the (positiv ... Read »


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    • Israeli antisemitic cartoons contest


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    • Jay Jason

    • Jay Jason

      Jay Jason (1915 – 2001) was an American stand-up comedian who continuously performed in the show-business industry from 1933 to 2000. Jay Jason's grandparents were from Eastern Europe and Russia. His parents, Lina and Ben, had six children. Jay Jason's interest in show business began when he would imitate the ... Read »


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    • Jewbilee


    • Moses as depicted in South Park, a giant glowing floating dreidel being worshiped by the Jewish Boy Scouts. Episode no. Season 3
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      "Jewbilee" is the ninth episode of the third season and 40th overall episode of the animated television series South Park. The final part of The Meteor Shower Trilogy, the episode described what happened to Kyle and Kenny, who both went to a Jewish Scouting camp, on the night of the meteor shower. The episode satirized ... Read »


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    • Jewish guilt

    • Jewish guilt is a term used to identify the supposed guilt felt by some Jews. Currently, Jewish guilt is often a source of Jewish humor, but sometimes leads to self-hatred among some Jews. ... Read »


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    • Jewish Princess (song)

    • "Jewish Princess" is a song by Frank Zappa released on his album Sheik Yerbouti in 1979. The song is a humorous look at the Jewish-American princess stereotype which attracted attention from the Anti-Defamation League, to which Zappa denied an apology, arguing: "Unlike the unicorn, such creatures do exist — and de ... Read »


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    • Jewish-American comedy

    • American-Jewish comedy is, in part, a continuation of the traditional role of humor in Jewish culture among historical and contemporary American performers. It has appealed to both Jewish and wider mainstream audiences. At various times in American history, the field of comedy has been dominated by Jewish comedians. ... Read »


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    • Jewpacabra

    • "Jewpacabra" /ˈdʒuːpæˈkæbrɑː/ is the fourth episode of the sixteenth season of the American animated sitcom South Park, and the 227th episode of the series overall. It premiered on Comedy Central in the United States on April 4, 2012. In this episode, South Park's big Easter egg hunt is in jeopa ... Read »


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    • The Jews (film)

    • The Jews (film)

      The Jews (original title: Ils sont partout, or "They Are Everywhere") is a 2016 French-language film directed by Yvan Attal. The film deals with antisemitism in France. ... Read »


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    • The Joys of Yiddish

    • The Joys of Yiddish is a book containing the lexicon of common words and phrases in the Yiddish language, primarily focusing on those words that had become known to speakers of American English due to the influence of American Ashkenazi Jews. It was originally published in 1968 and written by Leo Rosten. The book dist ... Read »


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    • Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer

    • Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer is a weekly comic strip written and drawn by Ben Katchor since 1988. It is published in The Jewish Daily Forward and various alternative weekly newspapers. Katchor embodies his love of the fading small-business community of New York City in the title character, a small businessma ... Read »


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    • Ben Katchor

    • Ben Katchor

      Ben Katchor (born 1951 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American cartoonist best known for his comic strip Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer. He has contributed comics and drawings to The Forward, The New Yorker, Metropolis magazine, and weekly newspapers in the U.S. A Guggenheim Fellowship and MacArthur Fellowship re ... Read »


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    • Keeping Up with the Steins

    • Keeping Up with the Steins

      Keeping Up with the Steins is a 2006 comedy film directed by Scott Marshall, and starring Garry Marshall, Jeremy Piven, Jami Gertz and Daryl Hannah. The film is also a commentary on how too many Jewish families see a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah not as a coming of age for their son or daughter, but rather as an excuse to ... Read »


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    • King of Kensington

    • King of Kensington is a Canadian television sitcom which aired on CBC Television from 1975 to 1980. The show starred Al Waxman as Larry King, a convenience store owner in Toronto's Kensington Market who was known for helping friends and neighbours solve problems. His multicultural group of friends consisted of Nestor ... Read »


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    • Latke–Hamantash Debate


    • Like Father, Like Clown

    • Like Father, Like Clown

      Jackie Mason as Rabbi Krustofski "Like Father, Like Clown" is the sixth episode of The Simpsons' third season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 24, 1991. In the episode, after recalling a traumatic memory, Krusty the Clown reveals to the Simpson family that he is of Jewish heritag ... Read »


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    • Mad About You

    • Mad About You

      Mad About You is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 23, 1992 to May 24, 1999. The show starred Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt as a newly married couple in New York City. The series focuses mainly on newlyweds Paul Buchman, a documentary filmmaker, and Jamie Stemple Buchman, a public relations speciali ... Read »


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    • The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob

    • The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob

      The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (French: Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob) is a 1973 French-Italian comedy film directed by Gérard Oury, starring Louis de Funès and Claude Giraud. Rabbi Jacob (Marcel Dalio) is one of the most loved rabbis of New York. One day, the French side of his family, the Schmolls, invit ... Read »


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    • Marx Brothers

    • Marx Brothers

      The Marx Brothers were an American family comedy act that was successful in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in motion pictures from 1905 to 1949. Five of the Marx Brothers' thirteen feature films were selected by the American Film Institute (AFI) as among the top 100 comedy films, with two of them (Duck Soup and A Night a ... Read »


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    • Metropolitan Life (book)

    • Metropolitan Life is a 1978 bestselling collection of comedic essays and the debut book by writer Fran Lebowitz. The book was released in a 1994 compilation entitled The Fran Lebowitz Reader along with Lebowitz's other bestseller Social Studies. ... Read »


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    • The Morey Amsterdam Show

    • The Morey Amsterdam Show is an American sitcom which ran from 1948-1949 on CBS Television (13 episodes) and 1949-1950 on the DuMont Television Network (58 episodes), for a total of 71 episodes. The show began on CBS Radio with Morey Amsterdam playing himself as the emcee at a fictional New York City nightclub, the ... Read »


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    • Jan Murray

    • Jan Murray

      Jan Murray (born Murray Janofsky; October 4, 1916 – July 2, 2006) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and game show host who originally made his name on the Borscht Belt and later was known for his frequent television appearances over several decades. Murray was born in The Bronx borough of New York Cit ... Read »


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    • The Nanny

    • The Nanny

      The Nanny is an American television sitcom which originally aired on CBS from 1993 to 1999, starring Fran Drescher as Fran Fine, a Jewish fashion queen from Flushing, New York who becomes the nanny of three children from the New York/British high society. The show was created and produced by Drescher and her husband P ... Read »


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    • Oh, with the verbing!

    • Oh, with the verbing! is a phrase commonly used in TV shows and movies, first used by comedian Jerry Lewis. The literal phrase "Oh, with the verbing!" itself is normally used with a verb replacing "verbing," such as "screaming, stabbing, bleeding," hence the name of the phrase. Similar lines related to the phrase are s ... Read »


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    • Old Jews Telling Jokes

    • Old Jews Telling Jokes

      Old Jews Telling Jokes is a web series launched in 2009 created and directed by Sam Hoffman and produced by Eric Spiegelman and Tim Williams for Jetpack Media, Inc. It has since gone on to garner millions of unique views over several original series shot in places like New York, Los Angeles and Boca Raton. In 2010 OJT ... Read »


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    • The Passion of the Jew

    • "The Passion of the Jew" is the third episode of the eighth season and the 114th overall episode of the American animated series South Park, originally broadcast on Comedy Central on March 31, 2004. It was written and directed by Trey Parker, who, along with fellow series co-creator Matt Stone, voiced most of the chara ... Read »


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    • Portnoy's Complaint


    • Pretty Fly for a Rabbi

    • Pretty Fly for a Rabbi

      "Pretty Fly for a Rabbi" (alternatively called "Pretty Fly (For a Rabbi)" in Australia) is a song by "Weird Al" Yankovic. It is a parody of "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)" by The Offspring, and it was released from the 1999 album Running with Scissors. The song was released as a single exclusively in Australia.Tress Mac ... Read »


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    • Purim spiel


    • Radio Days

    • Radio Days

      Radio Days is a 1987 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen, who also narrates. The film looks back on an American family's life during the Golden Age of Radio using both music and memories to tell the story. It stars an ensemble cast. Joe (Woody Allen), the narrator, explains how the radio ... Read »


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    • Rhoda

    • Rhoda

      Rhoda was an American sitcom starring Valerie Harper which aired a total of 109 half-hour episodes and one hour-long episode over five seasons from September 9, 1974 to December 9, 1978. The show was a spin-off of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, in which Harper between the years 1970 and 1974 had played the role of Rhoda Mo ... Read »


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    • Road to Germany

    • "Road to Germany" is the third episode of the seventh season and the fourth episode of the 'Road To...' series of the American animated television series Family Guy. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 19, 2008. In the episode, Mort accidentally goes into Stewie's time machine and is ... Read »


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    • Joe E. Ross

    • Joe E. Ross

      Joe E. Ross (born Joseph Roszawikz, March 15, 1914 – August 13, 1982) was an American actor known for his trademark "Ooh! Ooh!" exclamation, which he used in many of his roles. He starred in such TV sitcoms as The Phil Silvers Show and Car 54, Where Are You?. Ross was born on March 15, 1914 to Jewish immigran ... Read »


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    • Andy Samberg

    • Andy Samberg

      Andrew David "Andy" Samberg (born David A. J. Samberg; August 18, 1978) is an American actor, filmmaker, musician and comedian. He is a member of the comedy group The Lonely Island and was a cast member on Saturday Night Live (2005–2012), where he and his fellow group members have been credited with popularizing t ... Read »


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    • The Sarah Silverman Program

    • The Sarah Silverman Program

      The Sarah Silverman Program is an American television sitcom, which ran from February 1, 2007 to April 15, 2010 on Comedy Central starring comedian and actress Sarah Silverman, who created the series with Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab. The Sarah Silverman Program faced cancellation in 2009 when Comedy Central and the prod ... Read »


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    • Saucy Sylvia

    • Saucy Sylvia

      Sylvia Cadeski (July 27, 1920 – May 25, 2017), known professionally as Saucy Sylvia, was a Canadian-born American comedian, classically trained pianist, singer, and radio personality. Saucy Sylvia was born Sylvia Cadeski in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada in 1920, and grew up in the small village of Mount Forest. ... Read »


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    • Seinfeld

    • Seinfeld

      Seinfeld is an American sitcom that originally ran for nine seasons on NBC, from 1989 to 1998. It was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the latter starring as a fictionalized version of himself. Set predominantly in an apartment building in Manhattan's Upper West Side in New York City (although taped entirely ... Read »


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    • Shlock Rock

    • Shlock Rock

      Shlock Rock is an American-Israeli Jewish rock band, put together in December 1985, and officially founded in 1986, and led by, singer Lenny Solomon, which parodies popular secular songs, substituting new, religious-themed lyrics for the music. To date they have released 36 albums. Shlock Rock continues to record album ... Read »


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    • Shmohawk

    • Shmohawk or schmohawk is a slang term that might have derived from schmo, a slang term meaning fool. The HBO television show Curb Your Enthusiasm gave the word recent notoriety, and HBO even sells a Curb Your Enthusiasm schmohawk mug. Earlier uses of the word can be found in the Crusader Rabbit animated cartoon "Crusa ... Read »


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    • Shtick

    • A shtick (Yiddish: שטיק‎) (or schtick) is a comic theme or gimmick. "Shtick" is derived from the Yiddish word shtik (שטיק), meaning "piece"; the closely related German word Stück has the same meaning. The English word "piece" itself is also sometimes used in a similar context. Another va ... Read »


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    • Phil Silvers

    • Phil Silvers

      Phil Silvers (May 11, 1911 – November 1, 1985) was an American entertainer and comedy actor, known as "The King of Chutzpah". He is best known for starring in The Phil Silvers Show, a 1950s sitcom set on a U.S. Army post in which he played Master Sergeant Ernest (Ernie) Bilko. Born Philip Silver or Philip Sil ... Read »


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    • Singer & Sons


    • Social Studies (book)

    • Social Studies is a 1981 bestselling collection of comedic essays by writer Fran Lebowitz. Social Studies was released in a 1994 compilation entitled The Fran Lebowitz Reader along with Lebowitz's other bestseller Metropolitan Life. ... Read »


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    • Spaceballs

    • Spaceballs

      Spaceballs is a 1987 American science fiction parody film co-written, produced and directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy, and Rick Moranis, the film also features Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, and the voice of Joan Rivers. In addition to Brooks in a supporting role, the film also features ... Read »


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    • Sunset (play)

    • The play Sunset was written by Isaac Babel in 1926, based on his short story collection The Odessa Tales. The play is sent in Moldavanka, Odessa's Jewish Quarter in 1913. The plot revolves around the volatile relationship between neighborhood mob boss Benya Krik and his philandering, alcoholic father Mendel Krik. ... Read »


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    • The Three Stooges

    • The Three Stooges

      The Three Stooges were an American vaudeville and comedy team active from the late 1920s until the late 1960s, best known for their 190 Columbia short subject films that are still syndicated on television. Their hallmark was physical farce and slapstick. In films, the Stooges were commonly known by their first names of ... Read »


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    • Today I Am a Clown

    • Today I Am a Clown

      Jackie Mason as Rabbi Hyman KrustofskyMr. T as himself "Today I Am a Clown" is the sixth episode of The Simpsons' fifteenth season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on December 7, 2003. The episode focuses on Krusty's religion, Judaism. Dan Castellaneta won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outsta ... Read »


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    • Um-Shmum

    • Um-Shmum (Hebrew: או"ם שמום‎, where um is the Hebrew acronymic pronunciation for "U.N.", and the "shm"-prefix signifies dismissal, contempt or irony) is a phrase coined by the Israeli Minister of Defense (and former Prime Minister) David Ben-Gurion on 29 March 1955 during a debate within the I ... Read »


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    • Village of Idiots

    • Village of Idiots

      Village of Idiots is a short animated comedy based on the classic humorous Jewish folk tales of Chełm directed and animated by Eugene Fedorenko and Rose Newlove, written by John Lazarus, and produced by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). Fedorenko is the Academy Award-winning animator of the 1979 NFB short Eve ... Read »


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    • The War at Home (TV series)

    • The War at Home (TV series)

      The War at Home is an American sitcom created by Rob Lotterstein that ran from September 11, 2005 to April 22, 2007 on Fox. It follows the antics of a largely dysfunctional Long Island family. The show lasted for two full seasons but was not renewed for a third season. The show depicts the daily lives of Dave and ... Read »


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    • Wayne and Shuster

    • Wayne and Shuster were a Canadian comedy duo formed by Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster. They were active professionally from the early 1940s until the late 1980s. Wayne (born Louis Weingarten, May 28, 1918 – July 18, 1990) and Shuster (September 5, 1916 – January 13, 2002) were well known in Canada, and were ... Read »


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    • When Jews Were Funny

    • When Jews Were Funny is a 2013 documentary film by Canadian director Alan Zweig, which explores the role of Jewish comedians in the history of North American comedy and humour from the Borscht Belt to the present day. The film features interviews with and/or performance clips of a wide variety of Jewish comedy perform ... Read »


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    • When You Wish Upon a Weinstein

    • "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein" is the twenty-second episode of Family Guy's third season, and the original series finale. It originally aired on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim on November 9, 2003, and on Fox on December 10, 2004. In the episode, Peter prays for a Jew to help him with his financial woes. After befr ... Read »


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    • Gene Wilder

    • Gene Wilder

      Jerome Silberman (June 11, 1933 – August 29, 2016), known professionally as Gene Wilder, was an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, singer-songwriter and author. Wilder began his career on stage, and made his screen debut in an episode of the TV series The Play of the Week in 1961. Although his firs ... Read »


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    • Jon Winokur

    • Jon Winokur (b. Aug. 5, 1947) is an American writer and editor. Born in Detroit, the son of Martin M. and Elinor Winokur, he attended Temple University (BA, 1970) and the University of West Los Angeles (JD, 1980). ... Read »


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    • Without Feathers

    • Without Feathers

      Without Feathers (1975, ) is one of Woody Allen's best-known literary pieces. The book spent four months on the New York Times Best Seller List. The book is a collection of essays and also features two one act plays, Death and God. The title Without Feathers is a reference to Emily Dickinson's poem "'Hope' Is the Thin ... Read »


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    • The Yada Yada

    • "The Yada Yada" is the 153rd episode of the American NBC sitcom Seinfeld. The 19th episode of the eighth season, it aired on April 24, 1997. Peter Mehlman and Jill Franklyn were nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series in 1997. Jerry's dentist, Tim Whatley (Bryan Cranston), has just finishe ... Read »


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    • The Yankles

    • The Yankles

      The Yankles is a 2009 film directed by David R. Brooks, about a fictitious college-level baseball team made up of students from an Orthodox Yeshiva. Filmed in Utah with a "predominantly Mormon cast," the film was shown at a number of film festivals, winning a number of festival awards, although it was never theatrical ... Read »


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    • Henny Youngman

    • Henny Youngman

      Henry "Henny" Youngman (original Yiddish surname Yungman; 16 March 1906 – 24 February 1998) was an American comedian and violinist famous for his mastery of the "one-liner". His best known one-liner was "Take my wife ... please". In a time when many comedians told elaborate anecdotes, Youngman's routine con ... Read »


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    • Zen Judaism: For You a Little Enlightenment

    • Zen Judaism: For You a Little Enlightenment (Harmony Books, 2002) is a humor book by David M. Bader, the author of Haikus for Jews: For You a Little Wisdom (1999) and Haiku U.: From Aristotle to Zola, Great Books in 17 Syllables (Gotham Books, 2004). Widely circulated in e-mails and quoted on web pages, often without ... Read »


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    • Zoidberg

    • Zoidberg

      Doctor John A. Zoidberg (Referred only by his last name Zoidberg) is a fictional character in the television series Futurama. He is a Decapodian, a lobster-esque alien who works as the staff doctor for Planet Express, despite his poor understanding of human physiology and allusions to his questionable credentials. His ... Read »


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