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Rabbi Simcha Weinstein grew up in England. As a short fellow, he waited for his growth spurt. That never happened, so to avoid the anti-Semitism he confronted, he became funny. He later turned that humour into his own stand-up and wrote a book describing how Jewish humour has changed in the 21st century and how comedians like Sacha Baron Cohen, Sarah Silverman and Jon Stewart now use the old taboos to get lots of laughs.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781569803523
ISBN-10: 1569803528
Format: Paperback
(209mm x 139mm x 15mm)
Pages: 142
Imprint: Barricade Books Inc
Publisher: Barricade Books Inc
Publish Date: 9-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Simcha Weinstein

Simcha Weinstein is an internationally known, best-selling author. His first book Up, Up and Oy Vey!, received the Benjamin Franklin Award for the best book of 2007. He has appeared on CNN Showbiz Tonight and NPR, and has been profiled in leading publications, including The New York Times, The Miami Herald and The London Guardian. He chairs the Religious Affair's Committee at the renowned New York art school, Pratt Institute.

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