Sunday, October 18, 2015

Vanessa Bayer Shares the Origin of Her "Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy" Character on Saturday Night Live


We have a family Bar Mitzvah coming up this week, so we think it's appropriate to share an interview with comedian Vanessa Bayer, who created the "Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy" character as a recurring feature on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update.

The interview was with Scott Rogowsky on the Running Late program taped last November at Caroline's on Broadway. In it, Bayer explains the origin of the Jacob character, and talks about her own Bat Mitzvah in Israel.

We previously posted video clips with Bayer explaining Shabbat and Passover as she engaged in awkward conversations with news anchors Seth Meyers and Michael Che. If you missed the Passover video, which also included Billy Crystal as Jacob's dad, here it is again, followed by the interview.

Enjoy!

(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.)





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