Noted gentile Justin Timberlake was co-emcee of UJA-Federation of New York “Music Visionary of the Year” luncheon yesterday, where he presented an award to the event’s honoree, BMG U.S. Label Group chairman Barry Weiss. Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog, and presented without any further comment, we give you Timberlake’s unfortunate attempts at yiddishe humor:
“Mazel Tov, brother! That means I love you man, in Hebrew right? No?”
“Barry you’ve really given those of us who love you a lot of nachas. Though some of us aren’t completely sure what nachas is. I think I had nachas once but the doctor gave me some cream, knocked it right out … Maybe it was cream cheese.”
(Referencing special performer Jamie Foxx’s latest hit, after one of Timberlake’s first jokes) “Last I heard, I was told I could blame it on the a-a-a-a-a-alcohol.”
“After all, who am I? I’m just another schmendrick that used to be in a goy band! … I don’t know what the hell that means either.”
“What Jewish mother would not kvell about the her son, the visionary!”
Oy, goyisheh kep.
Kibitzing With Justin: Timberlake Shows ‘Nachas’ for UJA [WSJ/Speakeasy]