Unlike a lot of classic teen comedies, the original ‘Wet Hot’ and its new Netflix revival series do not wash out the Jews. Is this a good sign or bad?
A new book about comedy writing is the latest in a ‘how to be funny’ genre
Recognizing North Korea’s very real threat, Sony had to axe The Interview
Plus Israeli brain drain rates top in the West, and more in the news
A writer considers the fictions of religious identity—in life and on the page
Three comedies—This Is 40, Parental Guidance, and The Guilt Trip—give the holidays cheap laughs
Plus South African party gives BDS movement a victory
Plus Rupert Murdoch apologizes for anti-Semitic tweet, and more
Plus, will the Camp David Accords be altered?
Evaluating comedy on its political merit is like disassembling a vibrator to analyze its mechanics: You can do it, but that’s not what it’s for.
Jolson, Malamud, Golda, and more!
In other news, there is no Santa Claus
Plus Yitzhak Rabin’s (non-?)legacy, and more in the news
New film is Jewish, in a non-Borscht Belt way
Plus, ‘Funny’ Jews
When it comes to Judd Apatow’s characters, what’s in a name?