When Jews Were Funny

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - Saturday, March 8, 2014
6:45 pm

Cost: $12

Sponsored by: Washington DC JCC

Dir. Alan Zweig (90min, Canada, 2013)
DC Premiere

We begin with a simple question: Why were so many TV comedians in the 1950s and 1960s Jewish? As some of America's most beloved funnymen attest, the answer ranges from simple to complex, to incidental. First-hand accounts from Jack Carter, Shelley Berman, and Shecky Greene mix with archival footage from legends like Jackie Mason, but the answer proves elusive.


JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD 20852

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