Jews have a centuries-old tradition of telling jokes, from the ghettos of Europe to Hollywood and the Catskills. Jewish jokes are entertainment, the oral history of a culture, insightful social criticism, and survival tactic rolled into one.
In 2008, Hollywood director and producer Sam Hoffman launched a website called Old Jews Telling Jokes. It's just what it says: Jewish men and women over 60 sharing their favorite stories, tales, riddles, and punchlines.
The jokes are funny and reassuringly familiar, each told with gusto and infused with a lifetime of experience. For the book and audio, they are organized into chapters: Jewish Mothers, Food, Rabbis, Husbands and Wives, Sex, Illness and Doctors, Getting Old, Death, Oral Sex. Yes, you read that right. You'll also hear judiciously chosen curses and other off-color language. Things get risqué. So what can you do? Enjoy, and laugh out loud.
Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase.
©2010 Sam Hoffman and Eric Spiegelman (P)2010 Sam Hoffman and Eric Spiegelman
"The best of a disappearing art." (New York magazine)
"Chock full of funny stuff!" (Mel Brooks)
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"Mostly very funny, jokes told in original voices"
Some very funny jokes, overall good, a few jokes that have been around the block several times. Introductory material could be cut down.
"What could be better?"
Authentic voices, telling authentic stories. Laugh! you can't find a better way to spend your time.
"Cultural Self Deprecation"
Pretty much what I expected.
Good chuckling material.
A great idea having people tell their own jokes.
The narrator was clear and crisp.
"Listen and have a very entertaining few hours"
I have re-played parts of it for friends and am now giving it as a gift
There isn't much of a story except some cultural observations made prior to each category of jokes.
Oy vey more Jewish jokes
"molto fumo poco arrosto - lot of smoke for a small"
Too much talking, unnecessary introduction to people one does not know or need to know, and not enougbh essence- which are the jokes one bought the book for.
more jokes,less talk. I guess some people are difficult to shiut up
This audio book is but an extremely poor reproduction of Jewish joke books printed decades ago. Half of the jokes are old material.
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