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Something to Laugh About

An insider's look at the world of Jewish comedy.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywood_jew/article/something_to_laugh_about_20011116

"The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America" by Lawrence J. Epstein (Public Affairs, $27.50). "I'll tell you. I don't get no respect. My mother stopped breast-feeding me as a kid. She told me she liked me like a friend." (Rodney Dangerfield) For as long as I've been a comedian, I've been asked two questions over and over: Why are there so many Jewish comedians? And why do you think Jews are so funny? In

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