Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A 40 Year Old Comedy Classic: Alan King - "Survived By His Wife"


Last week the long-running Off-Broadway show Old Jews Telling Jokes went on the road and opened at the Royal George Theater in Chicago.

Reviews were positive, and the Chicago papers praised the show that has kept New Yorkers laughing for the last few years.

The show has a new cast but uses the same old jokes (what else would you expect?) The reviewers especially enjoyed an old video clip that was part of the show -- a famous routine that master comedian Alan King introduced more than 40 years ago. In the video King repeats the routine 15 years later, in 1987 in Las Vegas. We thought you'd like to see it and laugh along with the audience.

King declares that women live longer than men and produces a few pages of obituaries from local newspapers. He walks into the audience and  asks members to read the closing line of each one, which provides hilarious proof of his premise.

Enjoy!

(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS.  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)