Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Israeli humor isn't quite the same as American humor. For one thing, political and cultural correctness doesn't get top priority when it comes to entertainment in Israel. There's a popular TV show called Ktzarim, which literally means shorts, as in short films or sketches. It's actually based on a British show called "The Sketch Show." While the sketches have some of the sharp humor of Saturday Night Live, they tend to be much shorter and sharper edged.
Here's a short sketch with English subtitles that we hope you'll enjoy. It moves so fast that you'll probably have to watch it a few times to let all of the humor sink in.
Participants in a group therapy session on conquering fears announce their fear to the group, and almost everything that happens next is a direct hit on someone's fear, causing them to react, and the reaction causes a chain reaction until everything goes over the top. The fears expressed are:
- Fear of shouting
- Fear of apologies
- Fear of things that repeat themselves
- Fear of quiet embarrasing moments
And the last participant, a latecomer, barks when he hears other people's fears
Put them all together and you get a few hilarious moments. Enjoy!