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Arlene Wolff Does It Again... Over a Half Century Later

Brandon Judell | Posted 05.24.2016 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

"I'm the kind of girl who's tried everything once," Valerine Perrine purrs in Lenny. As Mrs. Bruce in the Bob Fosse film, her claim, let's say, contained slightly off-color elements.

Aisle View: Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.14.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

If you can predict that "blue-ish"--in the new musical, It Shoulda Been You--rhymes with something like "it's true-ish when you're Jewish," then you're two (or five) steps ahead of the authors.

ReThink Review: When Comedy Went to School - Comedy History in the Catskills

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.20.2013 | Comedy
Jonathan Kim

Comedy icons like Jerry Lewis, Jackie Mason, Rodney Dangerfield, Joan Rivers, and even Woody Allen were able to work and hone material during weeklong stands in front of packed, tough crowds, creating the style and rhythm of what we now consider modern stand up comedy.

When Comedy Went to School: The Catskills Were a Boot Camp for the Greatest Generation of Comedians

Kristin McCracken | Posted 09.02.2013 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

The Borscht Belt, the Jewish Alps, the Sour Cream Sierras... From the 1940s to the 1960s, the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York (primarily Sullivan and Ulster Counties) were the place to be for the growing Jewish community in the Northeast.

Standup Guys: The Book!

Melanie Chartoff | Posted 02.16.2013 | Books
Melanie Chartoff

"There probably was no one more combative than Larry David, nor courageous. He bombed more than anyone, because of the nature of his material, which was way offbeat, borderline insane."

15 Comedians 'Crossing The Line'

Posted 08.02.2012 | Comedy

A great comedian can take a tough social issue and break it down into something that people can laugh about. Whether it's race, sexuality or good old ...

Hollywood Legend Rips Obama On Hanukkah, Jewish Disrespect

Posted 02.18.2012 | Entertainment

Comedy legend Jackie Mason ripped President Obama on Monday, saying that the White House's Hannukah celebration earlier this month was a photo opportu...

At AIPAC, Obama's Jackie Mason Moment

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 07.22.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Why did President Obama destroy his Arab democracy speech, not to mention further erode his already tenuous Jewish support, with a reference to the '67 borders that he has now climbed down from?

Jackie Mason, Humorless Obama-Hater

Terry Krepel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Terry Krepel

Not only is Mason making stuff up, he's so filled with hate that he's not funny -- the biggest sin that anyone calling themselves a comedian can commit.

Jason Linkins

Bernard Goldberg: Dictionaries Have A 'Liberal' Bias | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the March 17th edition of The O'Reilly Factor, host Bill O'Reilly and author Bernard Goldberg ventured a discussion of whether or not the Yiddish w...

Jackie Mason Owes Apologies to Many People, Including President Obama

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

Mason may be a big shot. But in my eyes, his a puny, unfunny bully. Hearing that he called President Obama such a terrible word doesn't surprise me at all.

Mason is an Honorary Schwartza

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Yiddish/German term schwartza or schwarze is not in itself a racially demeaning and insulting term. But it's a totally different thing when the word drips out of the mouth of comic Jackie Mason.


Earl Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Earl Pomerantz

Ideas are like twinkling slivers of understanding. They flash in your mind, and you go, "Yeah!" It's not usually the whole thing that comes to you. Just a fragment.

Israelis Sending Word To U.S. Jews: We Prefer Obama

Jan McGirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jan McGirk

Israelis across the political spectrum, from leftwing actors to retired spy chiefs and generals, are challenging the conventional wisdom that a Republican hawk in the White House would be in their best interests. Their weapon of choice? Online video.

The 50 Funniest Jokes Ever (According to One Paper)

NY Post | LARRY GETLEN, SARA STEWART and REED TUCKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

According to some of the funniest people on earth, these are the 50 most hilarious jokes of the last 12 months, whether they were told in nightclubs, ...