Two Evenings of Jewish Humor
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
One West 4th Street (between Broadway and Mercer Street) New York
Thursday, April 25 at 7 pm
You Can't Do Business (Or Most Anything Else) Without Yiddish
Paul Peter Porges, cartoonist, MAD Magazine, The
Leon H. Gilden, New York Entertainment lawyer and Broadway
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
Hugh Fink, writer/comedian, Saturday Night Live, The
Late Show with David Letterman
Sam Gross, cartoonist, National Lampoon, The New
Paul Peter Porges, cartoonist, The New Yorker,
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.