Just in time for Father's Day – Now $9.99!
The Film
Insightful and often hilarious, the latest from documentary filmmaker Alan Zweig surveys the history of Jewish comedy, from the early days of Borsht belt to the present, ultimately exploring not just ethnicity in the entertainment industry, but also the entire unruly question of what it means to be Jewish.
The Film + Extra Kosher Kontent
Theatrical cut of the film PLUS more than 30 minutes of additional interviews featuring:
  Judy Gold
  Bob Einstein
  Gilbert Gottfreid
  Howie Mandel
And Many Others!
Be A Mentsch!
Gift the film to a friend and you'll get access to 10 additional exclusive featurettes! After gifting the film, we'll send you a code to download the Gift Package for free. Videos include:
  "Shecky Mania"
  "Name That Tune"
  "Jewish Rituals"
And 7 More!
When Jews Were Funny on DVD
Buy When Jews Were Funny on DVD now, and get access to additional bonus clips, including never-before-seen interviews with the filmmaker and featured comedians like Judy Gold, Gilbert Gottfried, and Howie Mandel. Enjoy this insightful and hilarious film which surveys the history of Jewish comedy with the whole family! DVD deliveries will take 1 to 2 weeks.
Synopsis
Insightful and often hilarious, the latest from documentary filmmaker Alan Zweig surveys the history of Jewish comedy, from the early days of Borsht belt to the present, ultimately exploring not just ethnicity in the entertainment industry, but also the entire unruly question of what it means to be Jewish.
"Zweig’s doc is refreshingly open-ended and witty."
- Postcity.com
"Incredibly funny, and equally touching, this lighthearted look at comedy history, as well as the Jewish culture, will entertain everybody."
- The Toronto Film Scene