Let There Be Laughter: A Night Of Jewish Humor

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Let There Be Laughter: A Night Of Jewish Humor
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Let There Be Laughter: A Night Of Jewish Humor says
"An older man in Miami Beach falls down and is hurt. Someone puts him on a stretcher and says, are you comfortable? And he says, I make a living."

Does Jewish humor spring from suffering? Has it changed as Jews have become more prosperous and secular? What do Jewish jokes mean? Where do they come from? And what do they tell us?

Join us for an evening of humor with Michael Krasny and a talk on the considerable role that Jews have played in comedy and in movies and in so many facets of popular American culture, particularly where humor is concerned.

Krasny has an encyclopedic knowledge of Jewish humor and an easy recall of hundreds of Jewish jokes. He’s collected many of those jokes in a new book, Let There Be Laughter, that explains what drives Jews to laugh at almost everything — and mainly themselves.

Michael Krasny, Ph.D., is a scholar and professor of English and American Literature, an award-winning broadcast journalist and author. Since 1993 he has been the host of "Forum with Michael Krasny," a news and public affairs interview program produced at KQED Radio, the National Public Radio affiliate in San Francisco.

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By: Gordon Jewish Community Center of Nashville