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. True or false: Humor is one of the hallmarks of Yiddish literature.
Question 2. What is a shlemiel?
A luckless fool
A deliberately funny person
Question 3. Where was Lenny Bruce's "Jewish and Goyish" routine first published?
The New Yorker
The New York Times
Question 4. Which of these TV characters is Jewish?
Ross on Friends
Fran on The Nanny
Jerry on Seinfeld
All of these
Question 5. True or false: Fanny Brice, an early star of the Ziegfield Follies, only performed in Yiddish.
Question 6. 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 7. What was the Borscht Belt?
A Jewish comedy school in Russia
An informal gang of Jewish comedians
A famed restaurant theatre
An area with several summertime resorts outside New York City
Question 8. Who was the creator and producer of The Goldbergs?
Question 9. 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 10. 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