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When Comedy Went to School

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary, Comedy, Drama
Release Date:July 31, 2013
Running time:77 minutes
Cast:Robert Klein, Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Jerry Stiller, Jackie Mason
Director:Mevlut Akkaya, Ron Frank
Producer:Bob Kosch, Mevlut Akkaya, Ron Frank, Lawrence Richards
Writer:Lawrence Richards
Distributor:International Film Circuit

Description: Why are there so many Jewish comedians? When Comedy Went to School answers this question with an entertaining portrait of this country's greatest generation of comics - the generation that includes the likes of Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Jackie Mason, Mort Sahl, and Jerry Stiller, all of whom make appearances in the film, telling jokes and telling their stories. The answer is also found in upstate New York's Catskill Mountains, aka the Borscht Belt, where Jewish immigrants transformed lush farmland into the 20th century's largest resort complex. Those Catskill hotels and bungalow colonies provided the setting for a remarkable group of young comedians to hone their craft and become worldwide legends. It was truly When Comedy Went to School.

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