Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
One West 4th Street (between Broadway and Mercer Street) New York City
Thursday, April 25 at 7 pm
You Can't Do Business (Or Most Anything Else) Without Yiddish
Paul Peter Porges, cartoonist, MAD Magazine, The New Yorker
Leon H. Gilden, New York Entertainment lawyer and Broadway producer
From a "schneid" in gin and a "blitz" in football to a "glitch" in computers, New Yorker cartoonist Paul Peter Porges and Broadway producer Leon H. Gilden"schmooz" about how Yiddish is part of the popular American vernacular.
Tuesday, May 7 at 7 pm
Wizards of Wit: How Jews Revolutionized Comedy in America
Arie Kaplan, writer for MAD, Entertainment Weekly, and Time Out New York; moderator
Lewis Black, stand-up comic, The Daily Show with John Stewart
Hugh Fink, writer/comedian, Saturday Night Live, The Late Show with David Letterman
Sam Gross, cartoonist, National Lampoon, The New Yorker
Paul Peter Porges, cartoonist, The New Yorker, MAD
Jewish humor permeates every aspect of showbiz today- TV, film, stage, stand-up, and print media. Leading humorists explain how and why Jews have been the driving force in rocking the comedy boat, fueled by their "outsider" vantage point, street-smart creativity, and outsized "chutzpah"!
For further information, please contact: Sarah Schriever, 212-824-2293.