Sunday, August 16, 2015

Introducing a New Series - The Great Jewish Comedians: Alan King on Airline Travel on The Carol Burnett Show


It's no secret that the greatest comedians are Jewish, and most of them achieved their fame by entertaining audiences without having to resort to using foul language, like many of today's younger comics.

Today we're starting a new series on Jewish Humor Central that we're calling "The Great Jewish Comedians." In the coming weeks and months we'll be posting some of the funniest routines by the funniest comics, along with some biographical information taken from The Encyclopedia of the History of Jewish Comedy by Harvey Sheldon.

Alan King (1927-2004) was born Irwin Alan Kniberg in New York City. King began his comedy career with one-liner routines and other material concerning mothers-in-law and Jews. Over the years he appeared in films, on TV, in nightclubs and in concerts -- as a headline act often, but also opening for many legendary singers, including Judy Garland at the Palace and the London Palladium.

In this video clip, King appears on the Carol Burnett Show and delivers a stand-up set about airlines and the way they handle (and mishandle) luggage.

Enjoy!

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