When Jews Were Funny

2013

Documentary /

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IMDb Rating 5.9

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Reviewed by A_Different_Drummer 8/10

A few years back I saw one of the most startling documentaries I hadever seen. It was called AN EMPIRE OF THEIR OWN- HOW THE JEWS INVENTEDHollywood, and it was based on a bestseller.<br><br>It was brilliant. It not only showed how Hollywood was started by Jews,literally, but also showed how, the more successful Hollywood became,the less Jewish everyone wanted to be. The message seemed to be thatassimilation and success went hand in hand. The writers even usedSuperman as an example -- invented by two Jews, Superman actually useda &#x22;secret identity&#x22; to keep the world from learning that he was&#x22;different.&#x22; Wow.<br><br>Zweig&#x27;s film here is successful entertainment but FOR ALL THE WRONGREASONS.<br><br>I cannot easily recall another film where the film-maker is such anannoying presence and the viewer so wishes he would just take anextended lunch so we could spend more time with some the greatestcomics of the last century, many of whom we have not seen for so long.<br><br>(Age is now and always will be scarier than any Hollywood villain.Shelley Berman, for example, sounds like himself and is sharp as atack, but at 90 he looks nothing like the imposing comic presence hewas on the Ed Sullivan show where by sheer force of will he dragged awhole generation into an appreciation of his &#x22;phone call&#x22; comedy.)<br><br>Zwieg meanwhile presents, ironically, the least comic moments in thefilm as he harasses and annoys these professionals into trying to getthem to admit that the world is not as funny as it was because Jews arenot as Jewish as they were...<br><br>Ignore Zweig and you will actually enjoy this.

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Reviewed by planktonrules 2/10

The notion of making a film like &#x22;When Jews Were Funny&#x22; is a prettygood one. However, it&#x27;s not a particularly good film--and much of it isbecause so many of the great Jewish comedians are dead. Who&#x27;s leftfeels like a who&#x27;s who of the D-list comedians. I won&#x27;t name anynames--I do NOT want to be mean. Had the film been made in the 1940s,50s, 60s or even 70s, many brilliant comics could have provided theirinsights--and the film would have been so much better. <br><br>Some of the old-time comics they interviewed seemed a bit ashamed ofbeing labeled &#x27;a Jewish comedian&#x27; or possibly worried about being seenas &#x27;just Jewish&#x27;--which WAS a very interesting thing to follow- up onand I would LOVED to have heard much more about this sort of attitude.Yet, many of the younger folks didn&#x27;t seem to feel that way at all.Again, this difference was interesting but didn&#x27;t seem to be followedup on very well. Why did so many of the older folks de-emphasize theirJewishness while the next generation in the film tended NOT to? And,what exactly WAS the history of Jewish humor in America? Well, afterseeing this film, I still didn&#x27;t know because the film just seemed togo in many directions.<br><br>Overall, a tighter focus and more interesting interviews (much of thisjust wasn&#x27;t funny but should have been and the great comics simply aredead in too many cases) would have helped make this a much betterdocumentary.

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Reviewed by rick mccarthy 10/10

I grew up watching these comedians and a lot of others not mentionedincluding My favorite Woody Allen. I never even thought about thembeing Jewish, I just liked their humor and the way they told theirstories and jokes. I couldn&#x27;t wait for Ed Sullivan each week or JohnnyCarson each night to see who would be on. If the majority of thecomedians of those times happened to be Jewish, so be it. I could havecared less as long as they made me laugh. I don&#x27;t find any of today&#x27;sso called comedians funny. That&#x27;s why I love these shows about the realcomedians of our past. Keep more of these shows coming and I&#x27;ll keepwatching. FUNNY SMUNNY!!!

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