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Sunday, February 17 • 11:20am - 12:20am
Laughing Through History: 30 Jokes in 60 Minutes

Does God have a sense of humor? What do the Garden of Eden and advice columnist Dear Abby have in common? And just why are Jews so funny?

In Laughing Through History, comedian Joel Chasnoff explores Judaism through the lens of our best jokes. He’ll look at the difference between Israeli and Jewish-American humor, explain why modern Jewish comedy has its roots in the Talmud, and discuss the history—and future—of Jewish humor, from the Book of Genesis to Curb Your Enthusiasm and beyond.

Part lecture, part one-man-show, Laughing Through History is packed with sample jokes. He’ll even invite a few lucky audience members to share their own favorite stories—so come prepared to laugh…and learn.

 


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Joel Chasnoff

Joel Chasnoff is a stand-up comedian and writer with stage and screen credits in eight countries. In February 2010, Simon and Schuster published Joel’s comedic memoir, 188th Crybaby Brigade, about his year as a combat soldier in the Israeli Army. The book made the Denver Post bestseller list. Kirkus Reviews calledCrybaby Brigade “Horrifyingly hilarious.”


Sunday February 17, 2013 11:20am - 12:20am
Illinois Room A Floor 3 North