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  • Give Jews a holiday, we’ll find a way to ruin it with a disgusting food [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 26, 2011 | 1:34 pm

    Video courtesy of Joel Casnoff

  • Robert Schimmel: Cancer, through a lens comedic

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 24, 2008 | 10:09 pm

    In June 2000, Robert Schimmel -- whose ribald routines earned him a spot on Comedy Central's list of 100 greatest comics -- was pondering his mortality after undergoing a cancer biopsy: "Is there a God? What about Jesus . . . I didn't believe in him on earth so is he gonna be pissed...
  • Did You Hear the One About Haman?

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "Purim is bizarre," said comedian Joel Chasnoff. Or at least the customs are a little weird. Consider the way Jews celebrate the demise of Haman, the bad guy: "We eat him," Chasnoff said. "Actually we eat a pastry that's named after his ears, and the natural implication is that the...

  • Rabbi for the ‘Summer’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    When comic Kevin Pollak did standup at his bar mitzvah, the rabbi was his straight man.

    So he laid on the shtick to play Rabbi Jacobsen in Pete Jones' melodramatic film, "Stolen Summer," which opens today in Los Angeles. The comedy-drama follows a Catholic kid bent on converting the...