A professor of Yiddish literature and a journalist walk into a studio.
You were expecting a joke? Actually, there will likely be several as we visit with Jeremy Dauber, the author of the book Jewish Comedy: A Serious History.
The book takes in the development of Jewish comedy in America, but also extends much further back into the history of the Jewish people. When you're often persecuted, a sense of humor can help.
The author lays out the history.