When Jews were funny

Format: DVD 2013
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video (DVD) PN6149.J4 W44 2013x
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Monroeville Public Library Nonfiction Video DVD 792.23 W
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Northland Public Library Documentaries DOCUMENTARY 792.23 W57 (DVD)
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Sewickley Public Library AV - Nonfiction DVDs DVD 792.23 WHE 2013
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Summary
Surveys the history of Jewish comedy, from the early days of the Borscht Belt to the present, exploring both ethnicity in the entertainment industry and the question of what it means to be Jewish. Includes interviews with popular Jewish comedians of the past and present.
Additional Information
Subjects Jewish wit and humor -- History and criticism.
Jews -- Humor -- History and criticism.
Jewish wit and humor -- Psychological aspects.
Jews -- Identity.
Jewish comedians -- Interviews.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher [New York] :First Run Features,2013
Edition Widescreen.
Contributors Ikeman, Jesse, film producer.
Glickman, Jeff, film producer.
Zweig, Alan, film director.
Greene, Shecky, interviewee.
Mandel, Howie, interviewee.
Berman, Shelley, interviewee.
Crosby, Norm, interviewee.
Carter, Jack, 1922-2015 interviewee.
Steinberg, David, 1942 August 9- interviewee.
Kindler, Andy, interviewee.
Gold, Elon, 1970- interviewee.
Gottfried, Gilbert, 1955-2022 interviewee.
Brenner, David, 1936-2014, interviewee.
Einstein, Bob, interviewee.
Gold, Judy, 1962- interviewee.
Maron, Marc, interviewee.
Sudden Storm Entertainment (Firm), production company.
First-Run Features (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Interviewees, Shecky Greene, Howie Mandel, Shelley Berman, Norm Crosby, Jack Carter, David Steinberg, Andy Kindler, Elon Gold, Gilbert Gottfried, David Brenner, Bob Einstein, Judy Gold, Marc Maron.
Other Contributors Music, Michael Zweig ; editor, Randy Zimmer ; cinematographer, Naomi Wise.
Language English
Closed-captioned.
Notes Title from container.
Special features: Shecky calls Jack; Name that tune; "Kenina Hurra"; Shecky mania; Jewish joke medley.
System Details DVD; NTSC; widescreen presentation; 5.1 audio.
Description 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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