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. Which of these comedians is NOT Jewish?
Question 3. What year did Seinfeld premiere?
None of the above
Question 4. Fanny Brice rose to stardom despite being unable to
Question 5. How did the magazine National Lampoon set a new comedic standard?
By softening up some of the more harsh and vulgur aspects of Jewish humor
By being the first Jewish humor magazine to be published
By printing both comedic jokes and stories, as well as original Yiddish folk tales
By using mockery exemplified by sarcasm and ironic detachment
Question 6. Which of these themes is commonly addressed in Jewish humor?
The immigrant experience
Neurotics on New York's Upper West Side
All of these
Question 7. Who was the creator and producer of The Goldbergs?
Question 8. What was Mel Brooks's first box office success?
Robin Hood, Men in Tights
History of the World, Part I
To Be, or Not to Be
Question 9. The Marx brothers--Julius, Adolph, and Leonard--were renamed
Gummo, Zeppo, and Jimbo
Athos, Porthos, and Aramis
Greg, Peter, and Bobby
Moe, Larry, and Curly
Groucho, Harpo, and Chico
Question 10. "Hanukkah Harry," "Jewess Jeans," and "Jew, Not a Jew," are sketches from what TV show?
Your Show of Shows
National Lampoon Radio Hour
Saturday Night Live
Uncle Andy's Funhouse