|From the Borscht Belt to Seinfeld to Drew Friedman!|
|Written by janice headley | Filed under events, Drew Friedman, art shows||22 Apr 2014 10:13 AM|
This Thursday, April 24th, the Society of Illustrators will host an evening so fun you're sure to plotz!
Get off your tuches and catch the panel discussion From the Borscht Belt to Seinfeld: The Evolution of Jewish American Comedy, and learn more about how Jewish humor grew out of Yiddish culture, defined New York City's character in the early 20th century, and filtered into our American culture, literature, art, film and television from the 1950's to the present.
The event runs from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Panelists include our own Drew Friedman, who will be joined by Edward Portnoy, Ph.D, Yiddish language, literature and theater expert who will serve as moderator; Larry Storch, renowned vaudeville, film and TV comedian; Bill Persky, legendary TV sitcom writer; and Tom Leopold, contemporary sketch comedy writer.
A question-and-answer session will follow the panelists' presentations. Shmooze with Drew and Larry afterwards as they sign copies of the Old Jewish Comedians trilogy and limited edition exhibit poster!