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Jewish Comedians

Don't Rain on Her Parade: Kimberly Faye Greenberg Brings Fanny Brice to Fabulous Life

Jaime Lubin | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Jaime Lubin

It seems Kimberly was destined to play bold, brassy, determined ladies of the twentieth century - -women who defied the odds of class, ethnicity and appearance to get exactly where they wanted to go.

Joan Rivers' Jewish Identity Was Part Humor, Part Faith

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.04.2014 | Religion

Comedienne Joan Rivers died at the age of 81 on September 4 and will be remembered for her sharp and irreverent wit. As an pioneer in women's comedy, ...

Groucho Marx's Apology Letter To Woody Allen From 1967

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.19.2012 | Comedy

Without Groucho Marx, there would have been no Woody Allen. Groucho (and the rest of the Marx Brothers) pioneered the modern New York Jewish brand of ...

'I'm A What?' After My TV Appearance, I Got Called A Name That Shocked Me

Alan Zweibel | Posted 10.23.2012 | Fifty
Alan Zweibel

The ad agency for a commercial I'm reading for described my character as a funny old Jew. Me? A Funny Old Jew? Sorry. Mel Brooks is a funny old Jew. If Henny Youngman were still alive he'd be a funny old Jew. I have no idea if Henry Kissinger is funny but, in the very least, he's an old Jew.