Obscenity Charges

Sarah Silverman seemed poised to usher in a new generation of secure, sexual, and powerful female comics. Instead, she went for empty shocks and cheap laughs.

American Master

In a PBS documentary debuting this weekend, comedy guru Robert Weide examines the life and work of Woody Allen, film’s iconic nebbishy New York Jew

Bad Sport

The Jewish hero of the FX sitcom The League offers an engaging blend of Woody Allen’s neurosis and Larry David’s intransigence

Divine Comedy

Fifty years after his famous midnight concert in Carnegie Hall, Lenny Bruce is as famous as ever. But he’s still much more a prophet than a comedian.

Converted

How Sarah Silverman finally won me over

Remembering Jean Carroll, Trailblazing Jewish Comedienne

Listen to one of Carroll’s classic bits

The 2,000 Year Old Man Brought Jewish Humor Mainstream

Brooks and Reiner tell ‘Times,’ as they prepare for box set

Sundown: Maidel-on-Maidel Action

Online Yiddish, comedic justice, and evangelical fervor

Wretched Rivers Roast

Joan was the only highlight of her Comedy Central special

Funny Jewish People

New film is Jewish, in a non-Borscht Belt way

Jewish Comedy, Then and Now

Cranky essayist prefers the early, funny stuff

No Laughs for Lebanon

French-Jewish comedian cancels Beirut show

Weak, in Review

Harold Ramis and Woody Allen get mostly panned

This Weekend in Media Irritants

Conan, Peyser, Israelis, and punk

Funny Girls

An off-Broadway show pays homage to the queens of comedy

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