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The funniest comedians on the planet...and they're Jewish!

Jews are known to have a sense of humor, but these comedians take it to the next level of laughter

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Amy Schumer

Some kill em with kindness, Schumer kills em with comedy. After facing anti-semitism as a child, Schumer developed an honest sense of humor that requires a certain taste to appreciate. Schumer is a triple threat: she writes, acts and produces. Inside Amy Schumer is a perfect example of her sometimes-inappropriate-always-hysterical comedic charm.

Bette Midler

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the multi-talented Bette Midler has proven her comedic worth in print, on the screen and through her vocals, which gained her multiple Grammy Awards. In the 1970s, she performed a cabaret act with Barry Manilow, another Jewish singing legend.