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Keeping it real with Amy Schumer

Posted on May 21st, 2018
By Ben Welch for TheJC

 

We talk to the comedian about conquering low self esteem, early antisemitic experiences and THAT Instagram pic


Most actors when they call in sick from promotional duties are usually making an excuse for a hangover. Not Amy Schumer. The stand-up comedian, who is fast becoming one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, has just spent five days hospitalised with a “horrible kidney infection”, under the watchful eyes of the doctors, her sister Kim and chef Chris Fischer, her husband, whom she married in February.

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Shavuot Videos

Posted on May 14th, 2018

 

Shavuot begins after sunset on May 19.

 

 

This week we're happy to highlight videos about Shavuot, several that you can find on Jvillage Network's Shavuot Holiday Guide.

Learn all about the holiday from BimBam.

Watch how wheat is harvested.

Is that cheese really Ben Stiller?

And learn all about the holiday in 60 seconds, no kidding!

 

Chag Sameach/Happy Holiday and enjoy!

 

Jewcy Interviews: Most Likely to Murder

Posted on May 7th, 2018
By Abe Fried-Tanzer for Jewcy


A conversation with the Jewish directors of the upcoming heavily Jewish murder-mystery comedy.


Though it’s nowhere near Thanksgiving, now is as good a time as any for the release of an entertaining comedy about coming home for the holidays that may be especially enjoyable for Jewish audiences.

In Most Likely to Murder, which debuted at South by Southwest last month, Billy (Adam Pally) returns home to Long Island when his parents tell him they’re moving. He tries to rekindle a romance with his high school girlfriend, Kara (Rachel Bloom), only to learn that she is dating Lowell (Vincent Kartheiser), the neighbor he used to torment. 

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Watch Katrina Lenk Kill It As Tevye

Posted on April 30th, 2018
By Gabriela Geselowitz for Jewcy


The star of ‘The Band’s Visit’ accompanies herself on violin for “If I Were a Rich Man.”


Ugh, what can’t Katrina Lenk do?

Over the last year, Lenk has appeared on Broadway in Indecent, had a small role on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and currently stars in The Band’s Visit (she’s definitely a contender for a Tony nomination). That’s a lot of Jewish art for someone who isn’t actually Jewish, but Lenk wasn’t content to stop there. At MCC’s annual Miscast Gala (actors perform gender-swapped numbers), she took on that granddaddy of all Jewish American culture— Fiddler on the Roof.

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Israeli museum's Jewish humor exhibit so funny you could plotz

Posted on April 23rd, 2018
By Maya Cohen For Israel Hayom


"Let There Be Laughter" exhibit at the Beit Hatfutsot Museum of the Jewish People explores Jewish humor throughout history and across the world • Marx Brothers, Jerry Seinfeld, Woody Allen, Wise Men of Chelm among figures presented at Tel Aviv exhibit.

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