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. Who loosely portrayed Fanny Brice in the film Funny Girl?
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. Which of these TV characters is Jewish?
Ross on Friends
Fran on The Nanny
Jerry on Seinfeld
All of these
Question 6. What 80's TV show with a Jewish director broke new ground by portraying an interfaith couple raising a Jewish child?
All in the Family
Question 7. 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 8. "I do not know whether there are many other instances of a people making fun to such a degree of its own character." Who said this about the Jews?
Question 9. What year did Seinfeld premiere?
None of the above
Question 10. True or false: Fanny Brice, an early star of the Ziegfield Follies, only performed in Yiddish.