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When Comedy Went to School (6-Jun-2013)

Directors: Mevlut Akkaya; Ron Frank

Writer: Lawrence Richards

Keywords: Documentary, Stand-Up Comedy, Jewish

Documentary traces the rise of contemporary stand-up comedy through some of modern American history's most successful Jewish comedians.

ABSTRACT
Featuring interviews with the likes of Jerry Stiller, Larry King, and Sid Caesar among others, When Comedy Went to School documents the rise of modern stand-up comedy in the United States, depicting how a cast of Jewish-American entertainers in the Catskill Mountains laid the groundwork for future generations of funnymen.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Sid Caesar
Comic
8-Sep-1922   Your Show of Shows
Dick Gregory
Activist
12-Oct-1932   Autobiography: NIGGER!
Mort Sahl
Comic
11-May-1927   Early influential stand-up comic
Jerry Stiller
Actor
8-Jun-1927   Frank Costanza on Seinfeld

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