9781569803523

Shtick Shift

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  • ISBN13:

    9781569803523

  • ISBN10:

    1569803528

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-11-01
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network

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Summary

"The understated "Jew-ish" flavor of 20th century comedy is over and has been replaced by a brutal matter-of-factness that would make earlier generations cringe." "Simcha Weinstein calls this new comic sensibility the Shtick Shift." "Your personal primer to the ever-changing face of Jewish comedy at the dawn of the 21st century: the new faces, their outrageous routines, and their sometimes surprising seriousness about the most pressing and depressing issues of our time."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

Preface: Put on Your Yarmulkep. 11
Something From Nothing: Jewish Comedy in a New Centuryp. 17
Jew Gold: Self-Fulfilling Stereotypes and Unfulfilling Wealthp. 35
Raising the Bar: Bling Mitzvahp. 51
Beyond Bubbe: The 21st-Century Jewish Familyp. 63
Fake News, Real Impactp. 79
Seriously Funny: Anti-Semitism and Self-Hatredp. 93
Conclusion: Cool, Jew?p. 111
Glossaryp. 119
End Notesp. 123
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