When Jews Were Funny 7 years old

When Jews Were Funny

From the 1930's to the 1970's, pretty well every comedian or comic you might see on TV or the movies was Jewish. Jews came to dominate the world of western‐society comedy on radio, stage and screen alike.Why did Jews dominate comedy in this period? And why did that domination end? Were Jews just funnier back then? And if so, did that extend to your average Jew on the street? In this 90 minute documentary acclaimed director Alan Zweig will examine these questions and many others in this exploration of 20th century humour, cultural decay, and a search for a missing heritage.


When Jews Were Funny Cast

Name Character
Shelley Berman He was 88, 92 years old when he died
David Steinberg He was 71, 67 years old when he died
Gilbert Gottfried He was 58, now 66 years old
Bob Einstein He was 70, 76 years old when he died
Shecky Greene He was 87, now 95 years old
Judy Gold She was 50, now 58 years old
Jack Carter He was 91, 93 years old when he died
Howie Mandel He was 57, now 65 years old
Norm Crosby He was 86, now 94 years old
Elon Gold He was 43, now 51 years old
Andy Kindler He was 13, now 21 years old as Himself

When Jews Were Funny Crew

Name Department
Alan Zweig as Director. Directing
Alan Zweig as Screenplay. Writing
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When Jews Were Funny (7 years)

  • Release day: Thursday, November 14, 2013
  • Runtime: 89 minutes