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Jewish Humor (JS-2280W)


Catalog description: The flowering of Jewish humor, especially in the U.S. during the twentieth century. Vaudeville, radio comedy, and the Golden Age of television. The careers and works of influential comics, writers and filmmakers, and the development of stand-up comedy. The effect of Talmudic disputes, Yiddish wordplay, and the history of Diaspora life upon secular Jewish comedians, essayists, playwrights, and fiction writers. Repeat credit for students who have completed 2280.

Instructor: Judy Klass

Eligible for credit in:

  • American Studies
  • Religious Studies


  • 2000-level and above W course
  • History and Culture of the United States