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When Jews Were Funny

Directed by: Alan Zweig
89 Minutes, 2013, Documentary

Insightful and often hilarious, the latest from documentary filmmaker Alan Zweig surveys the history of Jewish comedy, from the early days of Borsht Belt to the present, ultimately exploring not just ethnicity in the entertainment industry, but also the entire unruly question of what it means to be Jewish.

Credits

Director: Alan Zweig

Producer: Jeff Glickman

Producer: Jesse D. Ikeman

Cast: Gilbert Gottfried

Cast: Marc Maron

Cast: Bob Einstein

Cast: Howey Mandel

Cast: Eugene Mirman

Cast: Shelley Berman

Written by: Alan Zweig

Distributor: First Run Features