And why his comedy matters.
“What’s purple, hangs on the wall, and whistles?”
The almost-one-hundred-year-old men.
“I am a Jew. What about it?”
Ironic inversions unite two narratives of redemption.
The Tractate of Drunkards.
And its theology of laughter.
For better, and for worse, Jeremy Dauber’s Jewish Comedy: A Serious History tells the story of Jewish comedy as the story of Jewish civilization.
Trapped in a cycle of naïveté and doom.
A comedian who embodied a Jewish stereotype from which the sting of prejudice had been leached.
The nutty professor’s inner Gentile.