When Jews Were Funny

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  90 min.
Release Date: November 15, 2013 - Toronto - November 15, 2013 - Toronto
November 22 - Montreal

DVD: April 1, 2014

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Cast: Howie Mandel, Norm Crosby, Gilbert Gottfreid


Documentary filmmaker Alan Zweig asks the question: Why were so many of the comedians he watched on TV in the 1950s and 1960s Jewish?

This movie takes a look at the history of Jewish comedy, from the early days of Borsht belt to the present.

  Canadian Connection: Director/writer Alan Zweig and comedian Howie Mandel were both born in Toronto.

Director: Alan Zweig
Studio: Sudden Storm Entertainment
Producer(s): Jesse Ikeman, Jeff Glickman
Screenplay: Alan Zweig
Official Site: whenjewswerefunny.com/

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