Jewish Comics

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Jews are 3% of the American population. So how come 80% of the most successful comics are Jews? What is it about being raised in Jewish culture that makes them so funny? If Jewish blood provides a sense of humor; I want a transfusion from one of these folks:

Woody Allen, Morey Amsterdam, Dave Attell, Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Shelley Berman, Sandra Bernhard, Lewis Black, Victor Borge, David Brenner, Albert Brooks, David Steinberg, Mel Brooks, Lenny Bruce, George Burns, Red Buttons, Sid Caesar, Andrew Dice Clay, Myron Cohen, ProfessorIrwin Corey, Billy Crystal, Rodney Dangerfield, Larry David, the Three Stooges, Al Franken, Jeff Garlin, Judy Gold, Gilbert Gottfried, Shecky Greene, Buddy Hackett, Three Stooges, George Jessel, Alan King, Robert Klein, Reverend Bob Levy, Jerry Lewis, Richard Lewis, Jon Lovitz, Marc Maron, Marx Brothers, Jackie Mason, Anne Meara, Bette Midler, Larry Miller, Jan Murray, Gilda Radner, Carl Reiner, Paul Reiser, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Roseanne Barr, Jeffrey Ross, Rita Rudner, Adam Sandler, Robert Schimmel, Sam Seder, Jerry Seinfeld, Weird Al, Sarah Silverman, Bobby Slayton, Jon Stewart, Ben Stiller, Jerry & Meara Stiller, Rich Vos, Ed Wynn, Henny Youngman, George Burns, Bob Hope, Garry Shandling, Carol Leifer, Elayne Boosler, Susie Essman, Kevin Pollak. I left Rich Vos off the list on purpose.

 

LiddyRules

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We control the media and are full of self hatred. And after being around for close to 4000 years, being "the Chosen People" yet never once being on top of anything, they kind of need humor to adapt. It's been kind of a sucky existence for the Jews. Also, have you tried the kugel? Oy!
 

mendozathejew

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We control the media and are full of self hatred.
are you a heeb, liddy?

a few thousand years of being kicked around the globe and ostracized has made jews develop a few distinct characteristics- jews treat education like it is its own currency, and jews have produced alot of unique and rebellious thinkers, among them comedians, scientists, doctors, pornographers, and aclu dirtbags. its quite a collection
 

LiddyRules

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no wonder we've gotten into so many arguments
two kvetching cunts. do you identify with it at all?
It's not that I particularly hate Judaism, I just don't really like religion as a whole and the ceremonies and the rules and all that. I also like shellfish. But if I had to pick a religion to subscribe to, I would pick Judaism above any Christian or Muslim based religion.
 

mendozathejew

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most jews, including israelis, ID with the heritage over the religion of judiasm. like the topic of this thread, it often has little to do with the torah
 

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You put VOS on the list....see

Jon Stewart, Ben Stiller, Jerry & Meara Stiller, RICH VOS, Ed Wynn,
 

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If I remember my medieval history correctly..jews were used as court Jesters.
In medieval literature they were portrayed as either misformed malicious characters(Lancelot Du Carte) or Buffoons/Jesters..(Tristan Und Isolde)
 

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I think there are several reasons. Jews have high IQ's for one and you need that in comedy. Plus they have been in trades that deal with people for thousands of years and humor is a people skill. Another important factor is that Jews basically run the entertainment industry and decide who to promote. For example look at Andy Samberg. After he joined SNL there were newspaper articles and all sorts of promotion for him as well as him getting choice spots in many big sketches.
 

Ari Shaffir

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I think there are several reasons. Jews have high IQ's for one and you need that in comedy. Plus they have been in trades that deal with people for thousands of years and humor is a people skill. Another important factor is that Jews basically run the entertainment industry and decide who to promote. For example look at Andy Samberg. After he joined SNL there were newspaper articles and all sorts of promotion for him as well as him getting choice spots in many big sketches.
Andy Samberg didn't get that stuff because he was Jewish, retard. He got it because he did a sketch that got millions of hits on YouTube and because he hired a good PR person. Fred Armisen gets choice spots in sketches and he has newspaper articles about him too, and he's not Jewish.
 

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This topic came up this weekend. My friend's teenage nephew (who is hispanic) asked me if I heard about a Jewish comedian he had seen on YouTube. He couldn't remember the name but kept describing him as Jewish, assuming I would know who he was talking about, since I am Jewish, and there couldn't be too many of them. I laughed and said he narrowed it down to about 80% of the comedians out there. He had no clue.

BTW, you left Otto off the list. Not sure about George.
 

Don the Radio Guy

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The jew back in the oldern days was bred to be funny. They would take the big strong funny jew man and mate him with the strong jew woman and then they'd have funny jew kids.
 

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I'm not a big pro-semite guy, but I can't complain about jews in comedy - they generally deliver.

David Mamet suggests that the likely genetic explanation for creative Jews in show business (from founding the studios to comics) is the high rate of Asperger's Syndrome within the Ashkenazi sect (many of which were the earliest immigrants).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger_syndrome
 

mendozathejew

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I'm not a big pro-semite guy, but I can't complain about jews in comedy - they generally deliver.

David Mamet suggests that the likely genetic explanation for creative Jews in show business (from founding the studios to comics) is the high rate of Asperger's Syndrome within the Ashkenazi sect (many of which were the earliest immigrants).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger_syndrome
jews tend to be good at what they do. just how it is. 1st generation american jews dominated the sport of boxing for more than a decade, the 1920s into the 30s. its a sport that the poor usually excel in, and thats when the jews were poor.
 

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When I first read the subject of this thread I thought you meant something like this:

 

LiddyRules

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When I first read the subject of this thread I thought you meant something like this:

That's not funny. I was waiting for a punchline. Like "Loving its own members, no matter what they look like or how they act, unless its their own children."
 

Kid Brock

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Waiting for Wackbag member Ari Shaffer to chime in on this.
Andy Samberg didn't get that stuff because he was Jewish, retard. He got it because he did a sketch that got millions of hits on YouTube and because he hired a good PR person. Fred Armisen gets choice spots in sketches and he has newspaper articles about him too, and he's not Jewish.

Guess when I made post #21 I should of looked above at post #12.


On a side note great set here at the HOB on UFC weekend Ari. Of course the drunk Canadians really didn't become annoying until Rogan came on.
 

Ari Shaffir

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On a side note great set here at the HOB on UFC weekend Ari. Of course the drunk Canadians really didn't become annoying until Rogan came on.
Thanks. That's actually one of the worst things about headlining. The drunks get the drunkest when you're on stage. When I open for Rogan, they're always just barely under control until about 25 minutes after I get off.