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On Comedy Central’s Broad City, Two Jewesses Just Want To Have Fun

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer’s new show is refreshingly entertaining

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‘Simpsons’ Get Legos; Two Charged in Rapfogel Scheme

Plus Israeli museums look for Nazi-looted art, and more in the news

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Jewish Comedy Has Earned Big Praise, But Is It Time to Stop the Joke-Telling?

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.

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Mel Brooks Just Received a Lifetime Achievement Award, and It’s No Joke

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

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Comedian Jackie Mason—Who Turns 82 Sunday—Is Still Really, Really Funny

But in an in-depth interview with Tablet Magazine, he also gets serious about Israel, anti-Semitism, and why Italians love him

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It’s Woody Allen’s Fault

Noah Baumbach’s new Frances Ha shows the fate of a generation enamored of the nebbishy narcissist

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Allan Sherman’s Last Laugh

A thorough new biography chronicles the rise and fall of the big, Jewish self-destructive funnyman

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Pitch Perfect Pitch

A rising generation of American entertainers cracks Jewish jokes galore—and couldn’t care less

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Non-Jews Telling Jokes

To understand what comedy today reveals about Jews, look at the jokes gentile comedians tell about us

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Dayenu? Enough Already.

If there were such a thing as a perfect Jewish joke, it might just be ‘Dayenu,’ the Passover punch line that is never enough

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Jewish Comedy Turns Sane

Once an institutionalized mental patient, the comic Moshe Kasher unleashes his psychological self-abuse in the new memoir Kasher in the Rye

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Paschal Lampoon

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.

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Apple Briefly Bans App Over Jewish Joke

A pretty funny one, too!

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Butt of the Joke

Why do my kids laugh at poop?

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Jones Apologizes for Controversial Humor

An old non-Jew tells a joke

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Today on Tablet

Where Jewish humor comes from, our favorite menorahs

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Brian, Resurrected

And other comedy news from the U.K.