Sunday, October 18, 2009
The 92nd Streeet Y in Manhattan has started a lecture series on Jewish comedians, focusing on Lenny Bruce, Woody Allen, and Mel Brooks. All three lectures are moderated by Columbia professor Jeremy Dauber, who looks at some of Jewish comedy's great classic voices, the ones who make us think deeply as we laugh heartily.
The first lecture, on Lenny Bruce, was held on October 20. Upcoming talks are scheduled for November 19 (Woody Allen) and February 16 (Mel Brooks). Tickets for November 19 are sold out but some seats may be available one hour before the 7:30 starting time.
Ticket information is available at the 92nd Street Y's web site. Here's a short video preview of the series.