Shtick Shift: Jewish Humor in the 21st Century

Shtick Shift: Jewish Humor in the 21st Century

by Simcha Weinstein
     
 

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Today's Jewish comics are being themselves, and the understated Jewish flavor of Seinfeld has been replaced by a matter-of-factness that would make earlier Jewish comics cringe. Author Simcha Weinstein calls this new comic sensibility the shtick shift. These comedians offer fresh perspectives on familiar themes in Jewish humor: money, family, faith, politics,

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Today's Jewish comics are being themselves, and the understated Jewish flavor of Seinfeld has been replaced by a matter-of-factness that would make earlier Jewish comics cringe. Author Simcha Weinstein calls this new comic sensibility the shtick shift. These comedians offer fresh perspectives on familiar themes in Jewish humor: money, family, faith, politics, and bigotry. Shtick Shift aims to be a primer to the ever-changing face of Jewish comedy in the twenty-first century.

Editorial Reviews

Jonathon Kesselman
One of the most intelligent, ground-breaking books on Jewish comedy I've ever read.
Joseph Telushkin
Extraordinarily knowledgeable and insightful about the current state of Jews, humor, and America.
Jonathan Kesselman
The most intelligent, ground-breaking book on Jewish comedy I've ever read.
Jerry Stiller - Actor
A Wikipedic collection of humorous solutions, Bill Moyers, Charlie Rose, Brian Lamb and C-Span take note.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569803523
Publisher:
Barricade Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/25/2008
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Simcha Weinstein is an internationally known, best-selling author. His first book Up, Up and Oy Vey!, received the Benjamin Franklin Award for the best book of 2007. He has appeared on CNN Showbiz Tonight and NPR, and has been profiled in leading publications, including The New York Times, The Miami Herald and The London Guardian. He chairs the Religious Affair's Committee at the renowned New York art school, Pratt Institute.

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