This work interweaves the story of Jewish comedy with Jewish history, from the Talmud and medieval skits to the Borscht Belt
and Adam Sandler.
She also smiled at a picture of the Concord Hotel in the Borscht Belt
circuit, where she had worked.
And, as Nahshon points out, it served as a training ground for the Borscht Belt
, which would, in turn, shape American comic sensibilities for half a century.
Tuxedo-clad comics along the Borscht Belt
were still stealing jokes from one another when Sahl, clad in a V-neck sweater and grasping a newspaper, began his revolution at the Hungry i in San Francisco.
THOUGH HE HAD TO LEARN THE language by rote, Joel Grey borrowed heavily from that child of the Yiddish theatre, the Borscht Belt
According to Timberman, that's another role he plays on set: "Adam is a killer joke-teller," she said, "even if his repertoire is of the Borscht Belt
During the 1950s, the Borscht Belt
was a hotbed of Jewish comedy.
Citing examples from Heinrich Heine, Sholem Aleichem, Borscht Belt
, and other literary and pop culture influences, she analyzes the functions of Jewish/Yiddish humor in addressing the anxieties of Jewish life, from insider jokes in the East European shtlel to comedy popular with general American audiences.
Which reminds me of something else funny, the kind of Borscht Belt
joke they tell at an off-Broadway show now playing in New York, called "Old Jews Telling Jokes.
lures readers into [a] satiric tale of smothering mothers, neurotic daughters and intense sibling rivalry through famous cinematic images and Borscht Belt
humor,” it also “moves them through keenly observed characters and their emotional journey toward selfhood,” says author Susan Applebaum.
Every time I look at the existing IAAF policy, the old Borscht Belt
joke comes to mind: "The food is so bad, and the portions are so small
The United States is represented by Joshua Cohen, whose Witz bears comparison, in both scope and accomplishment, to David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest--though with a bit of the Borscht Belt