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Title When Jews were funny [videorecording] / a Sudden Storm Entertainment production ; producers, Jesse Ikeman, Jeff Glickman ; written and directed by Alan Zweig.

Publication Info. [New York] : First Run Features, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    792.23 WHE    Available
Description 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
digital optical surround rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video rda
Note Title from container.
Special features: Shecky calls Jack; Name that tune; "Kenina Hurra"; Shecky mania; Jewish joke medley.
Credits Music, Michael Zweig ; editor, Randy Zimmer ; cinematographer, Naomi Wise.
Performer 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.
Summary Insightful and often hilarious, it surveys the history of Jewish comedy, from the early days of Borscht Belt to the present, ultimately exploring not just ethnicity in the entertainment industry, but also the entire unruly question of what it means to be Jewish. Popular comedians from the past and present provide an abundance of surprising opinions and witty humor.
System Details DVD; NTSC; wide screen presentation; 5.1 audio.
Language Closed-captioned.
Subject Jewish wit and humor -- History and criticism.
Jews -- Humor -- History and criticism.
Jewish wit and humor -- Psychological aspects.
Jews -- Identity.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Ikeman, Jesse, film producer.
Glickman, Jeff, film producer.
Zweig, Alan, director.
Greene, Shecky, interviewee.
Mandel, Howie, interviewee.
Berman, Shelley, interviewee.
Crosby, Norm, interviewee.
Carter, Jack, 1923- interviewee.
Steinberg, David, 1942 August 9- interviewee.
Kindler, Andy, interviewee.
Gold, Elon, 1970- interviewee.
Gottfried, Gilbert, 1955- 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), film distributor.
Standard No. 720229915892
Music No. FRF 915892D First Run Features

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