From the Talmud to Woody Allen, from Jack Benny to Jerry Seinfeld, Professor Dauber traces Jewish humor in its many forms. He looks at the role of irony and satire and influences from Kierkegaard to Freud in this lively talk based on his forthcoming book “Jewish Comedy: A Serious History” (Norton, October 31, 2017). A book signing will follow his remarks.
MEET JEREMY DAUBER
Jeremy Dauber is Professor of Yiddish Literature at Columbia University and Director of Columbia’s Institute of Israel and Jewish Studies. Dauber’s previous books include THE WORLDS OF SHOLEM ALEICHEM and ANTONIO’S DEVILS: WRITERS OF THE JEWISH ENLIGHTENMENT AND THE BIRTH OF MODERN HEBREW AND YIDDISH LITERATURE.