One Clove Away from a Pomander Ball: The Subversive Tradition of Jewish Women’s Comedy

December 2, 2015 Newton Centre $10.00 0

From vaudeville and burlesque, to radio, TV, films and stand-up comedy, Jewish women have shaped American comedy in unique ways. This talk by Joyce Antler, the Samuel Lane Professor of American Jewish History and Culture at Brandeis University, takes us from Sophie Tucker, Gertrude Berg and Molly Picon, of the immigrant generation; to Elaine May, Joan Rivers and Gilda Radner, of the “Second City” generation; through contemporary comics such as Sarah Silverman, Judy Gold, Jackie Hoffman and Amy Schumer. With clips from the Jewish Women’s Archive film, the presentation examines why the female Jewish comic tradition has been so powerful — and subversive.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hebrew College
160 Herrick Rd
Newton Centre, MA 02459
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$10.00 General admission

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