comedian

Carl Reiner, American Jewish comedy legend dies at 98

Reiner, whose career began before World War II and continued to his last moments, set the standard for the Jewish-inflected humor that reshaped Hollywood and influenced all of American society.

70-year-old woman undresses at Gilbert Gottfried’s daughter's bat mitzvah

During the Zoom bat mitzvah last week for the girl, a 70-year-old woman unwittingly removed her bathing suit and took a shower in full view of the other participants

By BEN SALES/JTA
24/06/2020
AUSCHWITZ
Brazilian Jewish groups slam German comedian for Holocaust joke

The Brazilian Israelite Confederation demanded an apology on Thursday.

By MARCUS GILBAN/JTA
26/05/2020
Comedian Elayne Boosler says cousin wrongfully buried in Catholic cemetery

Comedian Elayne Boosler said a Brooklyn nursing home did not notify relatives of her 83-year-old cousin’s death and buried the remains in a Catholic cemetery rather than her Jewish family plot.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
05/05/2020
Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D, Mates Studio, North Hollywood
Jack Black adds his own flare to the Passover Seder song 'Chad Gadya'

The video itself, representative of the joy Black has incorporated into the bulk of his comedy career, introduced drawings and representative depictions of the animals represented in the song.

Jerry Seinfeld writing new book tracing 45 years of his stand-up routines

Simon & Schuster said the as-yet untitled book will be out in early October.

By MARC BRODSKY/JTA
01/02/2020
Comedy club drops comedian Ari Shaffir after comment about Kobe Bryant

The cancellation followed several phone threats, which prompted the club to file an aggravated harassment report.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
31/01/2020
Marc Maron's ‘Finding Your Roots’ preview clip hints at tragic history

The next episode of “Finding Your Roots” delves into the family histories of actor Jeff Goldblum, NPR host Terry Gross and comedian Marc Maron.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
16/01/2020
Still bringing on the laughs

Comedy for Koby marks 25 tours.

18/12/2019
Jewish UK comedian: Want to be an antisemite? I'll show you how

Marlon Solomon, a UK-based Jewish comedian, released a campaign in which he cynically instructs viewers how to be antisemites.

18/12/2019
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