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  • Young Jews need to have more pride

    March 14, 2015 | 2:27 pm

    I’m a stand up comedian. The best part about my job, besides making people laugh, is the other comics. I love hanging out with other comedians because we’re all so different, but also very much the same. A few weeks ago I dropped in at a show in the basement of a bar. It was a...

  • Generations of comics salute Mort Sahl on his 80th

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "Mort Sahl changed the face of comedy. Before his, that face was Marty Allen's."
    -- Jack Riley

    And if you get that reference, you would have loved the Mort Sahl 80th birthday celebration at the Wadsworth Theatre on June 28. What's not to like? Shelley Berman in a seersucker suit...

  • The Imus Affair: It’s not hip to be vulgar

    By Mitch Paradise

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Years ago, on my first day of a six-year stint as a substitute teacher in the L.A. Unified School District, I entered El Camino Real High only to be instantly slapped in the face by a profanity-laced tirade by a black male student directed at a group of black females sitting quietly...
  • Make ‘Em Laugh

    By Avi Liberman

    November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It's a funny thing trying to arrange a stand-up comedy show in Israel. I had gotten the idea last summer when I was visiting Israel and a social worker friend of mine half jokingly suggested I put on a show for the runaway teenagers she works with. As enticing as it sounded to do...