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Wet Hot American Jewish Summer Camp

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?

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Laugh In

A new book about comedy writing is the latest in a ‘how to be funny’ genre

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What Hollywood Gets That Obama Doesn’t

Recognizing North Korea’s very real threat, Sony had to axe The Interview

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Rouhani Flaunts Nuke Breach; Weiner Gets A Play

Plus Israeli brain drain rates top in the West, and more in the news

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My Jewish Characters

A writer considers the fictions of religious identity—in life and on the page

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A Jewy Little Christmas

Three comedies—This Is 40, Parental Guidance, and The Guilt Trip—give the holidays cheap laughs

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Sundown: NRA Calls for Armed Guards in Schools

Plus South African party gives BDS movement a victory

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Sundown: Dog Saves Owner in Ashkelon

Plus Rupert Murdoch apologizes for anti-Semitic tweet, and more

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Sundown: Russia Against Iran (Sanctions)

Plus, will the Camp David Accords be altered?

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Girls Just Wants to Have Fun

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.

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The Least-Requested Hanukkah Specials Ever

Jolson, Malamud, Golda, and more!

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Hot Wives Break Up With Prominent Nebbishes

In other news, there is no Santa Claus

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Daybreak: No Freeze, Not With This Gov’t

Plus Yitzhak Rabin’s (non-?)legacy, and more in the news

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Funny Jewish People

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

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Sundown: Religious Israeli Sues H&M

Plus, ‘Funny’ Jews

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Stoned

When it comes to Judd Apatow’s characters, what’s in a name?

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