Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Laugh until you cry (Lakhn Biz Trern in Yiddish) is the title of a 21-minute- long survey of Jewish American humor produced by Micaela Saperstein, a student at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, for a course titled Serious Comedy and Social Justice.
Since it was posted last December it has been viewed 140 times, but when we spotted it, we thought you'd like to see this funny survey of Jewish American humor and boost the view count.
Using clips from TV shows and films, the video starts with a Neil Diamond excerpt from the film Keeping Up With the Steins and ends with the classic scene from Blazing Saddles with Mel Brooks as an Indian chief reacting in Yiddish to the sight of an African-American wagon train.
Along the way, we see bits by Carl Reiner, Sid Caesar, Joan Rivers, Rodney Dangerfield, Groucho and Harpo Marx, Jack Benny, Victor Borge, Henny Youngman, and Phyllis Diller.
(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.)