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What Is It?Defining Jewish Humor
Jewish humor mocks those who are powerful and pokes fun at the Jews' often-downtrodden status.Absurdity & Language
How Jews' focus on language and texts set the stage for Jewish humor.Laughing Through the Tears
Jewish humor as a coping mechanism.Schlemiels & Schlemazels
Are they foolish or just unlucky?Divine Humor
Poking fun at the Master of the Universe.
Jewish ComediansFanny Brice
A comedy star with a fake Yiddish accent.Sarah Silverman
A Jewish comedian delivers bigotry with a smile.Jon Stewart
Not your ordinary Jewish funny man (okay, maybe he is).Joan Rivers
How a first generation Jewish American became an entertainment legend.Lenny Bruce
Jewish and Goyish: A classic bit of American-Jewish humor.
HistoryJewish Humor in America
From the Borscht Belt to Broadway and beyond.Improv, Jerry Lewis, Sesame Street & Woody Allen
The late 1950s & '60s were a time of shifting winds.Jewish Humor in the 70s and 80s
Archie Bunker, National Lampoon, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, and Animal House.Jewish Humor: A History
Jews have been seeing the humor in their lives for a very long time.Jewish Humor 101
Anti-Semitism and poverty make great material for jokes.
Great traditional Jewish jokes.Sages of Chelm
How clever they are!Schnorrers
The art of begging.The Truth About Jewish Summer Camp
A hilarious video from College Humor's Amir Blumenfeld.101 Classic Jewish Jokes: Jewish Humor from Marx to Seinfeld
By Robert Menchin