Basically, 90% of the best comedians are Jewish. If you don’t believe me, ask wikipedia.
The JCC gets it. That’s why the Minneapolis Jewish Community Center is hosting the 2011 Minneapolis Jewish Humor Festival. From January 15 – 30, 2011, you’ll be able to feast your eyes on hilarious one-act plays, one-person shows, music performance, stand-up routines, improvisational comedy, story-telling, film, visual art and more—all celebrating the Jewish contribution to the world of humor.
Sounds frickin’ awesome to me.
And just because TC Jewfolk loves you so much…. you know it…. wait for it… wait for it….
We’re giving away two FREE PAIRS OF TICKETS to any show of your choice at the Minneapolis Jewish Humor Festival. That’s right, win this, and you (and your hot date/sister/bubbe/best friend) get to spend a night laughing your a– off, for free.
Our Picks for the Minneapolis Jewish Humor Festival
That’s a tricky one.
For a Great Show, and a Jewish Who’s Who (it is opening night) – check out the night of stand up comedy with Keith Barany on 1/15.
With Your Girlfriends – “Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad” on 1/20. No question about it.
Best Date Night – “An Adult Evening With Shel Silverstein” on 1/23 or 1/27. A Fringe Fest hit.
Because Amy Salloway is Awesome – “Babes in Goyland: Stories and Songs from the Land of Milk and Hotdish” on 1/26 and 1/30.
All of the events in the Minneapolis Jewish Humor Festival are listed on TC Jewfolk’s calendar page, and we encourage you to check out that list, and the descriptions, to make your own opinion.
How to Win Our Free Tickets
Easy. Answer this question – Why are Jews so damn funny? – in the comments to this post before Friday, January 14th at midnight to enter to win our drawing for a free pair of tickets. Good luck!
If you can’t win our free tickets, you should still go see the shows. They should be fabulous. And who doesn’t want to laugh like crazy? And be Jewish? At the same time! We’re so excited about it, we even became a media sponsor. Now get thee to the Minneapolis Jewish Humor Festival!
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
I think one reason Jews are so funny is because we’ve had to be. How else could a people survive 3000 years with anti-semitism and persecution? We’ve had to laugh our way through it!
Jews are so damn funny because our history is so damn not.
Why are Jews so funny?
We wouldn’t survive all the tsurus our people have gone through without a sense of humor.
Wit, great comic timing and an ability to laugh at themselves!
We’re funny? I guess that’s why I get laughed at so often. Hmmm. This is such a relief. I was really worried there was something wrong with me, although, I do keep getting these headaches. Do you think its CANCER?
Did you hear the one about the Rabbi and the guy from St. Paul?
“Oppressed people tend to be witty.”
And trust me, if you weren’t funny, you wouldn’t have ended up with that pretty blue eyed, blond hair skiksa from a nice Irish family in Minneapolis, who, lucky for you, likes a man with a sense of humor, and can cook a brisket almost as good as your mother–but don’t tell her.
Because if you don’t laugh, you cry. That and sarcasm has proven to be a potent weapon!
Congrats Mal and NMR! You each won a free pair of tickets to a show of your choice in the Jewish Humor Festival! I’ll email you more information. The rest of you should go check out the festival anyway! It should be great!