Jewish Humor


American Jewish Humor 101

What's so funny -- and so Jewish?


Jewish Humor in America

From the Borscht Belt to Broadway and beyond


Joan Rivers

How a first generation Jewish American became an entertainment legend.

Jewish Humor Quiz

How much do you know about Jewish humor?

Fanny Brice

Few Jewish comedians have made such a significant contribution to both Jewish humor and popular culture as Fanny Brice.

Humor and My Authentically Black Jewish Self

“How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it. Happy Passover y’all.” This was the caption that I wrote on one ...

April Fools’, Purim and the Balance of Humor and Seriousness

Judaism is masterful at balancing the playful and the serious, and so much of life is about that balance as well.

Jewish and Goyish

A classic bit of American-Jewish humor.

The Sages, or Wise Men, of Chelm

How clever they think they are!

Jokes About Schnorrers

The Jewish art of begging.

Schlemiels & Schlemazels

Is he a fool or just unlucky?

Jewish Jokes

Great traditional Jewish jokes.

Jon Stewart

Not your ordinary Jewish funny man (okay, maybe he is).

Improv, Jerry Lewis, Sesame Street & Woody Allen

The late 1950s & '60s were a time of shifting winds.