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When Jews Were Funny
     

When Jews Were Funny

Director: Alan Zweig

Cast: Shecky Green, Howie Mandel, Shelley Berman

 
Alan Zweig investigates the history of Jewish culture in America in the 20th Century by showcasing how the humor of the Hebrew people has evolved and stayed the same over a long period of time in his documentary When Jews Were Funny. He interviews a number of prominent and up-and-coming Jewish comics in order to get their opinion on if Jewish culture has fundamentally

Overview

Alan Zweig investigates the history of Jewish culture in America in the 20th Century by showcasing how the humor of the Hebrew people has evolved and stayed the same over a long period of time in his documentary When Jews Were Funny. He interviews a number of prominent and up-and-coming Jewish comics in order to get their opinion on if Jewish culture has fundamentally changed since Zweig was a child. Among the interviewees are David Steinberg, Shecky Greene, Andy Kindler, and Bob Einstein. Also included are vintage television performances by such legends as Alan King and Jackie Mason. When Jews Were Funny screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/01/2014
UPC:
0720229915892
Original Release:
2013
Rating:
NR
Source:
First Run Features
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:29:00

Special Features

Closed Caption

Related Subjects

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shecky Green Participant
Howie Mandel Participant
Shelley Berman Participant
Norm Crosby Participant
Jack Carter Participant
David Steinberg Participant
Andy Kindler Participant
Elon Gold Participant
Gilbert Gottfried Participant
David Brenner Participant
Bob Einstein Participant
Judy Gold Participant
Marc Maron Participant

Technical Credits
Alan Zweig Director,Screenwriter
Ted Fass Executive Producer
Jeff Glickman Producer
Jesse Ikeman Producer
Perry Rosemond Executive Producer
Naomi Wise Cinematographer
Randy Zimmer Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- When Jews Were Funny
1. Chapter 1 [5:00]
2. Chapter 2 [4:59]
3. Chapter 3 [5:00]
4. Chapter 4 [5:00]
5. Chapter 5 [4:59]
6. Chapter 6 [4:59]
7. Chapter 7 [4:59]
8. Chapter 8 [5:00]
9. Chapter 9 [4:59]
10. Chapter 10 [4:59]
11. Chapter 11 [5:00]
12. Chapter 12 [:53]
13. Chapter 13 [4:10]
14. Chapter 14 [4:59]
15. Chapter 15 [5:00]
16. Chapter 16 [5:00]
17. Chapter 17 [5:00]
18. Chapter 18 [5:00]
19. Chapter 19 [3:45]

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