Exchange Exemplar: A Yiddish Professor Walks Into A Radio Show
A sense of humor helps in getting through hard times. And the Jewish people have been through a lot of hard times.
The Jewish take on humor, and its profound effect on American humor, is documented in Jeremy Dauber's book Jewish Comedy: A Serious History.
Dauber is a professor at Columbia University--what, he got all those degrees to go tell jokes?--and our guest in this interview from 2017.