The last laugh

Format: DVD 2017
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A documentary about humor and the Holocaust that examines whether it is ever acceptable to use humor in connection with a tragedy of that scale, and the implications for other seemingly off-limits topics in a society that prizes free speech. Includes interviews with Holocaust survivors, authors, and influential comedians and thinkers as well as rare archival footage of cabarets inside the concentration camps themselves and clips from films, television programs, and stand-up comedy performances.
Additional Information
Subjects Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Humor.
Jews -- Humor.
Jewish wit and humor.
Satire -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Wit and humor -- Social aspects.
Wit and humor -- Philosophy.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945 -- Humor.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Publisher [Los Angeles, California] :The Collaborative,2017
Edition Widescreen.
Contributors Pearlstein, Ferne, film director, director of photography, film producer, screenwriter, editor of moving image work.
Edwards, Robert (Filmmaker), film producer, screenwriter.
Brooks, Mel, 1926- interviewee.
Reiner, Carl, 1922-2020 interviewee.
Silverman, Sarah, interviewee.
Reiner, Rob, interviewee.
Zweibel, Alan, interviewee.
Gottfried, Gilbert, 1955-2022 interviewee.
Essman, Susie, 1955- interviewee.
Gold, Judy, 1962- interviewee.
Charles, Larry, 1956- interviewee.
Kirshenbaum, Kent W., 1963- contributor.
Tangerine Entertainment, production company.
Film Collaborative (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Interviewees, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sarah Silverman, Rob Reiner, Alan Zweibel, Gilbert Gottfried, Susie Essman, Judy Gold, Larry Charles.
Other Contributors Cinematographers, Ferne Pearlstein, Anne Etheridge ; editor, Ferne Pearlstein.
Language English
Notes Originally released as a documentary film in 2016.
Inspired by Kent Kirshenbaum's PhD dissertation, The last laugh : humor and the Holocaust.
System Details DVD; widescreen presentation.
Description 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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