U.S. Premiere!

Producer Jeff Glickman in person for Q&A!

Join us for this light-hearted documentary exploring the fundamental and perhaps impossible question of why so many 1960s and 70s comics were Jewish. From the Borscht Belt through the present day, Zweig interviews funny folks Shelley Berman, Jack Carter, Shecky Greene, David Steinberg, Super Dave Osborne and many others at the intersection of Jewish comedy with  modern American humor. Featuring tons of hilarious archival stand-up footage, When Jews Were Funny humorously and insightfully debates this most intriguing of phenomena.

  • Directed By Alan Zweig
  • 2013
  • Canada
  • 90 minutes