Seth Rogen hits Joseph Gordon-Levitt with rap battle Jew jokes

Who won this epic rap battle?

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
May 1, 2018 16:07

Drop the Mic: Seth Rogen vs Joseph Gordon-Levitt - FULL BATTLE | TBS (TBS/Youtube)

Drop the Mic: Seth Rogen vs Joseph Gordon-Levitt - FULL BATTLE | TBS (TBS/Youtube)

 
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Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are good friends. The Jewish actors have worked together on films like The Night Before and 50/50.

But they took some time on Sunday on the rap battle show Drop the Mic to savagely insult each other.

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On the TBS show, a spinoff of a popular segment from James Corden’s late night talk show, two celebrities take turns rapping, comedy roast style.

Gordon-Levitt won the match (according to the one judge, rapper Method Man), but Rogen’s lines were full of Jewish jokes. In addition to joking about Gordon-Levitt’s nose, calling him a “shmo” and comparing him to the recent Jew by choice Zooey Deschanel, Rogen put together these lines:

“You’re like a glass of milk that went on Birthright/You prove you could be both too Jewish and too white.”

“You’re young Bruce Willis in Looper but you can’t deny/In the future, you’ll look more like Bruce Willis’ rabbi.”

The closest Gordon-Levitt got to making a Jewish joke came in a crude reference to Rogen’s love for fellow Jewish actor James Franco, which cannot be repeated here.

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