Thursday, November 6, 2014
We look at a lot of comedy clips in selecting funny bits that have some Jewish content or are delivered by Jewish comedians, and we marvel at how rare it is to find current clips that use humor, and not foul language, to get an audience to laugh out loud.
Many of the old-time comedians who could be counted on to tell clean jokes and anecdotes aren't around anymore, but it's comforting to know that some of the younger comedians who tell funny family-friendly jokes are still performing.
One of our favorites is Rita Rudner, who started out in New York comedy clubs but now makes her home in Las Vegas.
Rudner married British producer Martin Bergman about 20 years ago and now they have a daughter. She is fond of Jewish humor but generally reserves it for when she performs for Jewish audiences.
Here's a funny clip of Rudner performing on the David Letterman Show. Enjoy!
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