So, these two Jews walk into a studio. One sits down behind the camera, and the other … tells a joke. That was the simple idea behind filmmaker Sam Hoffman and web producer Eric Spiegelman's online project OldJewsTellingJokes.com. To their surprise and delight, this somewhat whimsical effort really took off, it connected with people, and turned into a genuine record of the folklore of Jewish humor. This book collects some of the gems from the show, written as they were told on camera by everyday people over 60, on every topic imaginable. Some are naughty, even bawdy, but they all will make you laugh until you plotz.
Old Jews Telling Jokes
Author: Sam Hoffman, with Eric Spiegelman.