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)
Documentary
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.

Location:
JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD 20852

Event Contact Info:
ilyat@washingtondcjcc.com
(202) 518-9400
wjff.org