created at: 2011-03-30I hate housework. You make the beds, wash the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again. That’s a Joan Rivers one-liner and it’s just a taste of the humor that fills the movie, Making Trouble. Making Trouble tells the story of six of the greatest female comic performers of the last century — Molly Picon, Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker, Joan Rivers, Gilda Radner and Wendy Wasserstein. Sit back, relax, have a few laughs and enjoy this film at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Sunday, April 3 at 4pm. The film uses interviews with experts, scholars and entertainers as well as archival material and rare film and television clips to bring to life these female comedic legends.

Four of today’s funniest women – Judy Gold, Jackie Hoffman, Cory Kahaney and Jessica Kirson – appear in the film as commentators as they gab about these comic pioneers and chronicle their careers. Making Trouble is a project of the Jewish Women’s Archive. It’s only $8 (less than a going to the real movie theatre). And free popcorn, too! Go to to buy tickers or contact 617-965-5226 or


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