Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Cory Kahaney is a major presence in the Jewish comedy scene. A stand-up comic in her own right, Kahaney has produced one-woman shows, tributes to the brilliant Jewish comediennes who paved the way for all women in stand-up, and HBO specials. She was featured at the Just For Laughs festivals in Montreal in 1998, 2001, and 2005.
She is the recipient of the ‘BACKSTAGE’ Bistro Award for best Comedian in NYC and Manhattan Association of Cabaret Award for 'Outstanding Female Comedian'.
But stand-up comedy is her specialty, and so is political incorrectness. In this video clip, Kahaney tells how she explains the difference between Democrats and Republicans to her children, and relates an incident in which she turned a criticism of her joke using a Chinese accent into a teaching moment on what does and what doesn't merit taking offense at the use of dialect in comedy.
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