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April 1, 2011 | 10:00 am
It was only a matter of time. With A.I., (Artificial Intelligence) surpassing human brains’ speed at organizing information, generating original creativity was its next logical frontier. Much as puddles of elements mixed to create new life forms on ancient earth, a miraculous...
January 19, 2011 | 10:30 am
I really don’t understand what’s all the bruhaha all about! Why is everyone so upset with Ricky Gervais, and his performance at the Golden Globes? Last time I checked, Ricky Gervais was a Comedian, and the Golden Globes committee hired him to host the show knowing that he is a...
October 1, 2008 | 11:29 pmBy the time comedian Elon Gold took the stage to emcee the rally for the raising of the Israeli flag on Wilshire Boulevard, the street had filled with 3,000 or more people -- a sea, or at least an inlet, of humanity waving little plastic blue-and-white flags as loudspeakers pumped...
January 24, 2008 | 5:54 pm
Writers are still striking NBC here, so Jay Leno, unlike union man Dave Letterman in New York, has to write his own material and book guests who write as well.
In this recent Tonight Show bit, an actual priest, an actual rabbi, and an actual minister tell ‘priest, rabbi and...
September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pmSpeaking of the High Holy Days, did you hear the one about Morrie and Estie, who decide to skip services and go on a safari? They end up getting lost in the dark jungles of Africa.
"Don't worry," Morrie soothes his terrified wife. "We have nothing to worry about -- I didn't pay our...
December 22, 2006 | 10:34 pm
What’s funny to Sarah? And does she tell racist jokes? Well, she does use the ‘C’ word.
March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Historians have indicated there were roughly 50,000 Jews in Rome when Caesar reigned and the same number under Mussolini. Beyond the obvious assimilation, it's clear Jews and Italians know how to coexist. No wonder the two peoples lived in adjoining neighborhoods on the Lower East...
April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm
We Love to Laugh
Jews have always used humor to get themselves through difficult times. And you better believe that Jews have had difficult times! Maybe our humor is what has kept us alive as a people for more than 5,500 years. Certainly, our humor has been used to teach the world a great deal about humanity.
Some of our very own Jewish comedians have this to say: Q: What do you get when you squeeze a synagogue?
A: Fresh Jews!
Sent in by Raquel Rosen, 12, Beverly Hills
April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm
On the outside, the interfaith comedic coupling of Lahna Turner and Ralphie May seems like an odd match: Lahna is a stunning Jewish Canadian who blends witty spoken-word pieces with off-color songs, while Ralphie is a morbidly obese Southern comic who delivers jokes with...
March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Bravo For SoCal's Educators and Administrators!
You might call him the event's "grand Marshall."
Garry Marshall -- director of "Pretty Woman" and "The Princess Diaries" and creator of TV shows such as "The Odd Couple" and "Happy Days" -- hosted this year's 20th annual Bravo...