Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Not all of the Jewish comedians were born in the USA.
Issy Bonn (1903-1977) was a British Jewish actor, singer and comedian, most famous for his recording of My Yiddishe Momme. He appeared in two films, I Thank You in 1941 and Discoveries in 1939, where he played Mr. Schwitzer.
Bonn played on BBC Radio music shows, and in music halls before retiring to become a theatrical agent. His image appears on the cover of The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Here's a video from 1939 with Issy doing some standup comedy and singing one of his ballads.
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