Jewish Comedy: A Serious History

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jeremy Dauber

Narrated By: Jeremy Dauber

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: October 2017

Duration: 10 hours 51 minutes

Summary:

In a major work of scholarship both erudite and very funny, Jeremy Dauber traces the origins of Jewish comedy and its development from Biblical times to the age of Twitter.Organizing his book thematically into what he calls the seven strands of Jewish comedy-including the satirical, the witty, and the vulgar-Dauber explores the ways Jewish comedy has dealt with persecution, assimilation, and diaspora through the ages. He explains the rise and fall of popular comic archetypes such as the Jewish mother, the JAP, and the schlemiel and schlimazel. And he explores an enormous range of comic masterpieces, from the Book of Esther, Talmudic rabbi jokes, Yiddish satires, Borscht Belt skits, Seinfeld, and Curb Your Enthusiasm to the work of such masters as Sholem Aleichem, Franz Kafka, the Marx Brothers, Woody Allen, Joan Rivers, Philip Roth, Sarah Silverman, and Jon Stewart.

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Jewish Comedy: A Serious History

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