THE GOLDEN AGE OF JEWISH COMEDY – 1900-1990

This is my play list for the second night of “What Makes Jewish Humor Funny?  What Makes it Jewish?” – an overview of American Jewish Comedy (TV/FILM) from The Marx Brothers to “When Harry Met Sally.”

THE MARX BROTHERS: 

  1. Horse Feathers – “Swordfish” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySqec8WrEQQ&feature=youtu.be
  2. Duck Soup – “Mirror Scene” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKTT-sy0aLg&feature=youtu.be
  3. Duck Soup – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSabiG8q8-k
  4. Duck Soup – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSsUoxlSADk
  5. Duck Soup – “These are my Spies” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNSNLXNnx-o
  6. 3) “Night in Casablanca” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lHaAjGgFiQ

THE THREE STOOGES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pppdIfrB4ag

The act originally featured Moe Howard (born Harry [Moshe] Moses Horwitz), brother Shemp Howard (born [Shmuel] Samuel Horwitz, and longtime friend Larry Fine (born Louis [Levi] Feinberg). Shemp was later replaced by brother Curly Howard (born Jerome Lester [Yehudah-Leib] Horwitz) in 1933. When Curly suffered a debilitating stroke in 1946, Shemp rejoined. 

JERRY LEWIS (Joseph Levitch): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cquo5UhCf8k

SID CAESAR (Isaac Sidney Caesar (family name Ziser) / YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS:  

Clock:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0SG4YhiuYU&feature=youtu.be (written by Danny and Neil Simon!)

“Gallipacci” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OW7GoIl0T8&feature=youtu.be (Start at 7:34)

Argument to Beethoven’s 5th: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QSvGnDd4m4

VICTOR BORGE:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMVatrCsz0Y

DANNY KAYE (David Daniel Kaminsky): “Accents” –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4FjoCh2-QE

PETER SELLERS – Inspector Clouseau – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HMSnfeNf8c

Dr. Strangelove – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZct-itCwPE

MYRON COHEN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiOk3vmuhOE

HENNY  YOUNGMAN (Henry Yungman)On Ed Sullivan:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm9ZDn2lzKo

JACK BENNY (Benjamin Kubelsky) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-5QJ4ATl_U

MILTON BERLE (Mendel Berlinger) –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–c4bGfOtrI

GEORGE BURNS (Nathan Birnbaum) – Roasting Jimmy Stewart – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp7G1Q5fbOA

BUDDY HACKETT (Leonard Hacker)A Guy Goes to the Doctor – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFv-Py_S1YU

JOAN RIVERS (Joan Alexandra Molinsky): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpPCFoXXhF0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSlcVK68yN8&feature=youtu.be

DON RICKLES: Roasting Reagan – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZblPwNLH6hg

Roasting Jack Klugman – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySrIPGr6oSU

ALAN KING (Alan Kniberg) Classic bit on Letterman – Start at 1:08 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83yyMAdbrpE

RODNEY DANGERFIELD (Jacob Rodney Cohen) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2gw-asbBIM

STILLER & MEARA:

I Hate You:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeTvtcbjvG0

Interfaith Dating:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H–kLKTGzaQ

Insurance Policy on my Life:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0oRFtgrEII

Elaine May (Elaine Berlin) & Mike Nichols – “Mother & Son” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKL1tNv__kU

JACKIE MASON (Yacov Moshe Maza)“Psychiatrist” –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3ZDslOxPhI

JACK KLUGMAN & TONY RANDALL (Aryeh Leonard Rosenberg): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMy8e5ioYCo&feature=youtu.be

WOODY ALLEN: 

“Catholic” – Hannah & Her Sisters – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4use18Z9Lc

“Nazis” – Manhattan – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCb2Le3wtIk

“A Bigot but for the Left” – Annie Hall   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soczkiJea0Y

“Easter Dinner” – Annie Hall –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYY9Epog0rs

Opening Scene – Annie Hall – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsHwIBR6ivA

BILLY CRYSTAL – “When Harry Met Sally” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJz1f8hPRGc

GILDA RADNER – SNL, “Jewess Jeans” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZ1Z5TIx4wI

SNL, “Rosanne Rosannadanna” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k59d-xMvooA

LENNY BRUCE (Leonard Alfred Schneider) – “Jewish and Goyish”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD6Oi2kySSU&feature=youtu.be

ANDY KAUFMAN: “The Fonz Look-Alike” w/ Dick Van Dyke – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddP9PbBLroQ (start at 2:36)

MEL BROOKS:

“The 2000 Year Old Man” w/ Carl Reiner – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI7wDpBRqjo

“Put the Candle Back,” Young Frankenstein – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ktmN0wvHQs

Marty Feldman & Gene Wilder – “Frankenstein and Igor” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pr36CANB04&list=RDQuHw5ivCs1A&index=4

Blazing Saddles – “Yiddish Indian” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvc1I6jsPUo

High Anxiety – Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUhYqsibWhM

“The Schwartz,” Spaceballs – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnXKE0nfAjI

“Springtime for Hitler,” The Producers – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPXHRX8Q2hs

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