Shtick Shift

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

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"The understated "Jew-ish" flavor of 20th century comedy is over and has been replaced by a brutal matter-of-factness that would make earlier generations cringe."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.

Author Biography

Simcha Weinstein is an internationally known, best-selling author. His first book Up, Up and Oy Vey!, received the Benjamin Franklin Award for the best book of 2007. He has appeared on CNN Showbiz Tonight and NPR, and has been profiled in leading publications, including The New York Times, The Miami Herald and The London Guardian. He chairs the Religious Affair's Committee at the renowned New York art school, Pratt Institute.

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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