In a major work of scholarship both erudite and very funny, Jeremy Dauber traces the origins of Jewish comedy and its development from biblical times to the age of Twitter. His exploration takes us from the Book of Esther to Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm from the work of such masters as Sholem Aleichem, Franz Kafka, the Marx Brothers, Woody Allen, Joan Rivers, Philip Roth, Sarah Silverman, and Jon Stewart. Jeremy Dauber is the Atran Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture at Columbia University, and is the author of several books on Jewish literature.
Jewish Comedy: A Serious History is free and open to the public.
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This event is brought to you in partnership with The Mandell JCC, The Maurice Greenberg
Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford and University of Connecticut Center for Judaic Studies