What’s so important that you can’t call your mother right now?
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer’s new show is refreshingly entertaining
Plus Israeli museums look for Nazi-looted art, and more in the news
Scholar Ruth Wisse likes to laugh as much anyone, but also sees peril when Jews can’t seem to quit clowning around. In ‘No Joke’ she explains why.
The Tattler: Critics focus on the childlike nature of his humor, but there’s always been more than meets the eye to the King of Id
But in an in-depth interview with Tablet Magazine, he also gets serious about Israel, anti-Semitism, and why Italians love him
Noah Baumbach’s new Frances Ha shows the fate of a generation enamored of the nebbishy narcissist
A thorough new biography chronicles the rise and fall of the big, Jewish self-destructive funnyman
A rising generation of American entertainers cracks Jewish jokes galore—and couldn’t care less
To understand what comedy today reveals about Jews, look at the jokes gentile comedians tell about us
If there were such a thing as a perfect Jewish joke, it might just be ‘Dayenu,’ the Passover punch line that is never enough
Once an institutionalized mental patient, the comic Moshe Kasher unleashes his psychological self-abuse in the new memoir Kasher in the Rye
Forget Purim. Passover has a rich comedic tradition all its own, with parodies of the haggadah mocking everything from rabbis and the rich to Mussolini and Hitler.
A pretty funny one, too!
Why do my kids laugh at poop?
An old non-Jew tells a joke
Where Jewish humor comes from, our favorite menorahs
And other comedy news from the U.K.