When Jews Were Funny

Director Alan Zweig
Genre Documentary
Runtime 90 minutes
Country of Origin Canada
Language English
Supplier Sudden Storm Productions
Festivals/Awards WINNER - Best Canadian Feature Award, TIFF 2013
Release Date In theatres on November 15, 2013


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.

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Press & Articles

“An entertaining and humorous examination of comedy, identity and what it means to be Jewish today, decades after assimilation.” - Screen Daily

“Alan Zweig on 'When Jews Were Funny'” - CBC's Q

When Jews Were Funny

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