Michael Krasny – Are We Really Funny?
2 Lake Street, San Francisco, CA
NPR host and author, Michael Krasny, will discuss Jewish humor in many of its forms of expression through different eras with emphasis on jokes – which can best be understood as narratives of Jewish history and Jewish identity. You’ll hear about the great Jewish comedians, Yiddish traditions behind Jewish humor and some thoughts about how Jewish humor has served and continues to serve Jewish people as well as those outside the tribe. Be prepared to learn and to laugh!