Friday, July 24, 2015

Behind the Scenes at Old Jews Telling Jokes - The Inside Story with Eric Spiegelman - Part 2


Last week we posted the first part of a four part interview of Eric Spiegelman, co-creator with Sam Hoffman of Old Jews Telling Jokes.

The interview was conducted by TV talk show host Connie Martinson.

Old Jews Telling Jokes started out as a website in 2009. Hundreds of jokes later it morphed into a book, a set of CDs and DVDs, and then an off-Broadway show that later toured the USA.

The jokes, told by Jews 65 and older, have been widely reprinted and reposted on the Internet. At Jewish Humor Central, we have used many of the video clips in our Joke to Start the Week on Mondays.

Today we'll share part two with you and give you some insights into the creative process for the series and let you hear some of the jokes, too.

Enjoy!

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