Jewish Comedy
Taught by Dr. Debra Caplan

Dr. Debra Caplan
Dr. Debra Caplan

Tuesdays, 6:30pm to 8:00pm (ET)
May 17 to June 21, 2022 | 5 Sessions (No Class June 14) 
Makeup Date: June 28
Price: $169 | $149 for Theater J Subscribers and Angel Donors
Registration Closed

The connection between Judaism and humor goes back to the Torah and the Midrash. Explore the ways different Jewish writers and artists have inherited the tradition and laughed at themselves and others in this course spanning Yiddish theater and vaudeville, 20th century comic greats, and contemporary Jewish humorists. Dr. Debra Caplan, theater scholar and Associate Professor at Baruch College, will lead you in a lively and engaging dive into the history of, tools and forms used in, and attitudes towards Jewish comedy. There’s much in this material that illuminates Jewish culture and sensibility—and much to yuk about as well!

Please note: text purchases may be required. All class meetings are on Zoom.