Jewish Comedy: A Serious History - 21st Annual Authors Cafe to benefit the Cultural Arts & Jewish Heritage Programs
Date: November 5, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm

21st Annual Author’s Cafe to benefit the Cultural Arts & Jewish Heritage Programs


JEWISH COMEDY: A Serious History

Jeremy Dauber

At the Forest Hills Jewish Center
106-06 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills, NY 11375

Sunday, November 5, 2:00 p.m.

This year our author’s cafe lightens up, with a serious look at a fun topic, Jewish humor. In his new book, Prof. Jeremy Dauber traces the origins of Jewish comedy and its development from the Bible to the age of Twitter. Dauber explores how Jewish comedy has dealt with persecution and diaspora through the ages. He explains popular comic archetypes such as the Jewish mother and the schlemiel and schlimazel. He also explores comic masterpieces, from the Book of Esther and Talmudic rabbi jokes to Borscht Belt skits and Seinfeld, and the work of such masters as Sholem Aleichem, Franz Kafka, the Marx Brothers, Woody Allen, Philip Roth, and Jon Stewart. Jeremy Dauber is Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture at Columbia University.

Kosher dessert & coffee.

$18 minimum donation in advance/$23 at the door.

Group & student discounts available.

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Location: Show map
Forest Hills Jewish Center
106-06 Queens Blvd
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Contact: Peggy Kurtz
Phone: (718) 268-5011 ext. 151

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