Jewish Humor QuizJews have long used humor as a tool for self-ridicule, fighting anti-Semitism, and even passing down traditions. And in the past few decades Jewish humor has become significant in mainstream popular culture. How much do you know about Jewish humor?
Question 1. Which of these themes is commonly addressed in Jewish humor?
The immigrant experience
Neurotics on New York's Upper West Side
All of these
Question 2. According to Joan Rivers, what would've been the best way for her to deal with her husband's suicide?
To talk about it onstage
To withdraw from acting for good
To say kaddish
Question 3. Which of these people was not a Marx Brother?
Question 4. A comedy trend of the '90s called "sick humor" owes its inspiration to whom?
Question 5. Who loosely portrayed Fanny Brice in the film Funny Girl?
Question 6. Which of these TV characters is Jewish?
Ross on Friends
Fran on The Nanny
Jerry on Seinfeld
All of these
Question 7. Who was the Jewish cast member on All in the Family?
Question 8. Which of these comedians is NOT Jewish?
Question 9. What was the Borscht Belt?
A Jewish comedy school in Russia
An informal gang of Jewish comedians
A famed restaurant theatre
An area with several summertime resorts outside New York City
Question 10. Who was the only person with a speaking part in Mel Brooks' film Silent Movie?