How much do you know about Jewish humor? MJL
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Question 1. What was Mel Brooks’s first box office success?
Robin Hood, Men in Tights
History of the World, Part I
To Be, or Not to Be
Question 2. What is Chelm?
An approach to Jewish humor that is particularly cynical
A mythical village populated, according to Jewish folklore, by fools
A nickname that was given to particularly funny people in the shtetl
A short film created by Jerry Seinfeld
Question 3. True or false: Fanny Brice, an early star of the Ziegfield Follies, only performed in Yiddish.
Question 4. Who was the Jewish cast member on All in the Family?
Question 5. Which of these comedians is NOT Jewish?
Question 6. “Hanukkah Harry,” “Jewess Jeans,” and “Jew, Not a Jew,” are sketches from what TV show?
Your Show of Shows
National Lampoon Radio Hour
Saturday Night Live
Uncle Andy’s Funhouse
Question 7. What year did Seinfeld premiere?
None of the above
Question 8. What were the names of the Three Stooges?
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob
Moe, Curly, Shemp
Jerry, Kramer, George
Groucho, Harpo, Chico
Peter, Paul, Mary
Question 9. A comedy trend of the ’90s called “sick humor” owes its inspiration to whom?
Question 10. Woody Allen’s Oscar-winning film Annie Hall focuses on what subject?
Dating between Jews and non-Jews
Civil unrest in America
Jewish comedy in the shtetls
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