Trailer for the documentary When Comedy Went to School.

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.

Duration
2 min 18 sec

Views
7,965

Posted On
June 20, 2013
Director
Mevlut Akkaya

Writer
Lawrence Richards

Studio
International Film Circuit

Release
July 31, 2012
Cast
Sid Caesar
Mickey Freeman
Dick Gregory
Mort Sahl
Jerry Stiller
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