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Yid Vid: Looking for Jewish Comedians in All the Wrong Places

By Daniel Treiman

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To borrow the words of a famous Jewish comedian: pretty, pretty, pretty good!

Hat tip: L.A. Jewish Journal. (I don’t know how we got scooped on this one given the Forward’s longstanding association with a certain Jewish comedian who’s featured prominently in this video.)



Comments
Ben Fri. Mar 14, 2008

Lovely personality...some pertinent factss about jews and comedy...but puzzled by what point she was trying to make. Asking passersby if the are jewish comedians and receiving blank stares in response...what is this supposed to convey? Jews are still prominent in comedy but nowhere near the avalanche they represented 40 or 50 years ago. For the definitive story of Jews and Comedy check out this web site: www.agiftforlaughter.com

Sam Fri. Mar 14, 2008

I think she was trying to just have fun with the subject since it is well known that a disproportionate number of comedians are Jewish. But Catie Lazarus is the actor not the director so it is his directions ultimately. She is probably working with what she was given.

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