Jewish Humor QuizJews have long used humor as a tool for self-ridicule, fighting anti-Semitism, and even passing down traditions. And in the past few decades Jewish humor has become significant in mainstream popular culture. How much do you know about Jewish humor?
Question 1. Will & Grace was the first TV show that
Was a comedy series featuring a gay male lead
Featured an interfaith marriage
Had a Jewish female lead predominantly free of negative stereotyping
Both A & B
Both A & C
Question 2. Where was Lenny Bruce's "Jewish and Goyish" routine first published?
The New Yorker
The New York Times
Question 3. Which of these people was not one of the original Three Stooges?
Question 4. What is a shlemiel?
A luckless fool
A deliberately funny person
Question 5. Which of these is the first biblical character to laugh?
Question 6. Which Jewish writer produced classics of bittersweet humor?
Mendele Mokher Seforim
All of these
Question 7. Many of which characters' sketches on Sesame Street are adaptations of traditional Jewish jokes?
Ernie and Bert
Big Bird and Snuffy
Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy
Big Bird and Count von Count
Cookie Monster and Elmo
Question 8. According to Joan Rivers, what would've been the best way for her to deal with her husband's suicide?
To talk about it onstage
To withdraw from acting for good
To say kaddish
Question 9. Woody Allen's Oscar-winning film Annie Hall focuses on what subject?
Dating between Jews and non-Jews
Civil unrest in America
Jewish comedy in the shtetls
Question 10. A comedy trend of the '90s called "sick humor" owes its inspiration to whom?