When Jews Were Funny

Program Running Time 90 min.

Films in Program

Directed By: Alan Zweig
(Canada, 2013, 90 mins)

Why is the history of American humour so inextricably tied to Jewish identity? What was it about the Jewish experience that made them so funny? And what’s different now? These are the questions - some of them - that Canadian documentarian Alan Zweig pursues with a roster of fellow Jewish comedians, young and old.