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‘It never crossed my mind that anyone gave a shtisel about us in Australia’

A Yiddish comedy duo from Canada has been astonished to find a demand for their work in Beijing, Berlin and Melbourne. ELHANAN MILLER reports.

Move over Seinfeld, new Jewish comedy is much more Jewish

Despite, or perhaps because of, increasing antisemitism, deeply Jewish comedy is having a moment.

Israeli celebrity chef turns her hand to New York stand-up comedy

Einat Admony, founder of the Balaboosta chain, is the latest Jewish comedian performing at the Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village

‘We both feel a bit like an outsider but we connect through humour’

Justine Sless and Noè Harsel co-host Sless to Harsel, an Instagram TV show where they share their enthusiasm for books and writing

PODCAST: Ashley talks to Josh Kay, TV producer and sport maven

Ashley shoots the breeze with renowned sporting intellect Josh Kay for a second opinion on his list of Top 10 Jewish Australian athletes

PODCAST: Ashley talks to Libbi Gorr, broadcaster and comedian

Libbi Gorr talks to Ashley about life under lockdown in Melbourne, the enduring strength of talkback radio and her evolution from Elle McFeast to her own persona

Affable schlemiel highlights the power of comedy to ruffle feathers

DAN COLEMAN: Seth Rogen’s transgressive views about Israel put him in a long line of Jewish comedians who have crossed the line with just a few phrases

Israeli-born comedian may leave Germany after his TV show axed

Shahak Shapira is one of the most prominent Israelis in Germany through his stand-up comedy and a late-night TV show

Neil Simon, Broadway’s master of comedy, dies aged 91

In In the second half of the 20th century, Simon’s chronicling of middle-class anxieties made him American theatre’s most successful playwright

Vale Jerry Lewis, the crazy and complex ‘King of Comedy’

He was famous for his goofy characters but behind that loveable face, lay a Jewish comic genius who was a serious artist

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