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Master caricaturist/portraitist Drew Friedman’s spectacular visual tribute to,
well, old Jewish comedians returns with a third and concluding installment
that throws its net a bit wider to include a few women (Olive Oyl voice Mae
Questel, Ed Sullivan show regular Jean Carroll, and The Rise of the Goldbergs
creator Gertrude Goldberg); a handful of more contemporary figures (Richard
Belzer, whose Law & Order: SVU gig has eclipsed his stand-up comedy, and
Welcome Back, Kotter’s Gabe Kaplan); and pop-culture legends (Prof. Irwin
Corey, legendary Warner Bros. voice artist Mel Blanc), plus among others
Marty Ingels, Fyvush Finkel, Gary Morton, Sam Levenson, Bobby Remsen,
Max Patkin, Marvin Kaplan, Norm Crosby, Sammy Shore, Joey Adams, Lou
Jacobi, and Sid James. It’s a heaping pastrami sandwich of gloriously liver-spotted, wrinkled personalities, that will appeal to anyone who likes old people,
Jews, or comedians.
Even More Old Jewish Comedians, which features a cover of comedian Stewie
Stone, is augmented with an introduction from not-quite-old-yet Jewish
comedian and Comedy Central roasts regular Jeffrey Ross.
"You'd have to be absolutely mushugina to pass this book up." – Juxtapoz
"This is a beautiful tribute to all the men &
women who have made life a joy. If Job had
a copy and had known these people, he
would never had written that terrible book."
— Jerry Stiller
"I grew up adoring old Jewish comedians and through Drew Friedman's renditions, I now appreciate and love them more than ever. God bless these books!" – Joe Franklin
“Drew Friedman is better than Picasso.”
— Howard Stern
“I’m proud to be in the old Jew book!”
— Jerry Lewis
"A festival of drawing virtuosity and fabulous craggy faces. Drew Friedman might very well be the Vermeer of the Borscht Belt." – The New York Times Book Review
"Drew Friedman isn't just a brilliant artist. He takes you to a place. He takes you back in time. He makes you smell the stale cigarettes and cold brisket and you say, thank you for the pleasure." – Sarah Silverman
"Fabulous... sensational... on the nose. He really gets their attitude." – The Los Angeles Times
"Will have casual fans and serious collectors plotzing with joy over these greats of a bygone era." – The Forward
"A book that just begs to be shared. If you can look at them without smiling, you have no heart." – USA Today