comedy

The usual suspects TV show at the Emmys
‘Schitt’s Creek’ sweeps the 2020 Emmys and makes history

The beloved series won every comedy category for its sixth and final season, and the younger Levy alone won four awards.

By EMILY BURACK/ JTA
21/09/2020
Alex Edelman has embarked on several Jewish comedy projects during the pandemic
Jewish comedian helps rabbis nail High Holy Day services

Alex Edelman, a 31-year-old comedian, has been coaching rabbis about how to add humor and levity to their online High Holy Days programming.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
19/09/2020
This Jewish comedian is helping rabbis with their High Holidays services

Alex Edelman is among a crop of up-and-coming Jewish performers whose careers have been upended by the pandemic and who have made lemonade by applying their craft to building Jewish community.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
18/09/2020
Comedians to hold Zoom event on what Seth Rogen doesn't get

The Sunday Zoom seminar is being co-hosted by the American Friends of Kaplan Medical Center (AFKMC) which has produced four monthly Zoom webinars since the onset of Covid-19.

Comedy for Koby lineup, May 2020
Comedy for Koby takes to Zoom

Just like the live shows, the event will open up for a question and answer session.

Colombian director films quarantine comedy 'The Bathroom' with phones

Colombian director Harold Trompetero, who has directed 21 films and produced another 30, is now tackling an unusual project amid a nationwide coronavirus quarantine that has his actors stuck at home.

By REUTERS
16/05/2020
English-speaking comedian Benji Lovitt
How the coronavirus has triggered a flood of Jewish comedy

As the COVID-19 outbreak kills thousands, gags, memes and funny videos are spreading even faster than the virus itself. We might be scared, but we seem determined to carry on laughing.

By PAULA SLIER
07/05/2020
Amy Schumer changes son’s name so it does not sound like ‘genital’

"It was Gene Attell Fischer, but we realized that we, by accident, named our son ‘genital.’ Gene Attell sounds like genital,” she said.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
18/04/2020
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.

Al Franken and Mark Maron at BookoExpo 2017
Marc Maron’s Netflix special is prime pandemic comedy for parents

“End Times Fun,” Marc Maron’s Netflix special, is so prescient and so timely, it’s amazing the comedian wrote it way before coronavirus began.

By AMY KLEIN
10/04/2020
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