Wednesday, August 5, 2015

"The Jury" - A Classic Comedy Gem From Our Favorite Record Album


Of all the comedy albums produced in the era of LP records, our favorite has always been You Don't Have to be Jewish. The album is a collection of blackout bits and extended one-liners which poked fun at the absurdities of American Jewish culture. 
It was recorded in a studio with a live audience in attendance, as a cast of actors performed scripted material much in the manner of a radio play. 

Comedy writers Bob Booker and George Foster had the good judgment to assemble a superb cast for this recording, and they transform what could have been ordinary Catskill shtick into something memorable.

The performers include Lou Jacobi, Jack Gilford, Betty Walker and Arlene Golonka, and their expert timing and feel for their characters is impeccable. You Don't Have To Be Jewish is a fine sampling of classic Borscht Belt humor performed by a top-notch cast.
 
We previously posted two tracks from the album: The Reading of the Will and The Housewarming.

Today we're sharing another classic track: The Jury. Stay tuned for more tracks from the album in the weeks to come.

Enjoy!

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8 comments:

  1. The video is not available.

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  2. "This video is not available."
    Did I wait too long (5 days) after you posted this, and you took down the link?
    Was there a copyright problem?

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    1. It's available on my computer, iPad, and smartphone. I can't reply directly to you because you didn't leave an email address. What country are you in? Sometimes the YouTube videos are restricted to their country of origin. Nobody took down the link. If you tell me where you are and what computer you are using I will try to help you.

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  3. very wonderful! i can only listen but it is wonderful.
    just amazing.
    my kids would not get much of it though...how sad.

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  4. how about sending some interview from the tonight show with various jews like buddy hacket, jerry lewis and other jews? some of these were so funny. and off the cuff. you had to be very smart to do what they did.

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    1. We've published quite a few Tonight Show clips, including these:
      http://www.jewishhumorcentral.com/search?q=johnny+carson

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