RJ Fall 2001

Jewish Comedy Quiz

Questions

  1. Who was vaudeville comedian Al Shean's even more famous nephew?

  2. Which silent film comedian had a Jewish half-brother?

  3. His real name is Michael Igor Peschkowsky. What's his stage name?

  4. I changed my name so as not to be confused with a famous Jewish physicist. Who am I?

  5. This popular playwright of today got his start as a writer on Your Show of Shows. Who is he?

  6. Which stand-up comic turned filmmaker was writing jokes for Bob Hope and Sid Caesar by the time he graduated from high school?

  7. Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor collaborated for the first time in what groundbreaking film?

  8. When People magazine called him "The Father of the Underground Press," he replied, "I demand a blood test." Who is he?

  9. Which Jewish vaudeville comedian was known as "Mister Television"?

  10. Over the years, how many "Stooges" were there in "The Three Stooges"?

Answers

  1. Groucho Marx

  2. Charlie Chaplin

  3. Mike Nichols

  4. Albert Brooks (born Albert Einstein)

  5. Neil Simon

  6. Woody Allen

  7. 1974's Blazing Saddles (starring Gene Wilder, co-written by Richard Pryor)

  8. Paul Krassner

  9. Milton Berle

  10. Six (Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard, Shemp Howard, Joe Besser, and Joe DeRita).

 


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