Apr

7 2014

Rady JCC & The Jewish National Fund presents When Jews Were Funny

7:30PM - 8:00PM  

Cineplex Odeon McGillivray & VIP Cinemas 2190 McGillivray Blvd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3Y 1S6
204-947-0207
http://jnfwinnipeg.ca

Contact Pam Wankling
204-947-0207
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When Jews Were Funny, featuring an introduction and Q & A with the filmmaker himself! A screening of Alan Zweig's documentary, Alan Zweig’s documentary makes a bold claim, that 20th Century American comedy is Jewish comedy. Once upon a time, you’d turn on Ed Sullivan, and some Ashkenaz from the Lower East Side would be kvetching about his wife (please), or slyly kibitzing about slurping soup in a deli. Through a series of interviews and groan-worthy Catskills-era jokes, Zweig amasses an impressive array of Jews to talk about their Jewy-ness in this award-winning documentary.