When Comedy Went to School
Robert Klein (Actor), Jerry Lewis (Actor), Mevlut Akkaya (Director), Ron Frank (Director) Rated: NR (Not Rated) Format: DVD
Why are there so many Jewish comedians? When Comedy Went to School answers this question with an entertaining portrait of this country’s greatest generation of comics – the generation that includes the likes of Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Jackie Mason, Mort Sahl, and Jerry Stiller, all of whom make appearances in the film, sharing hilarious and personal experiences.
The answer is also found in upstate New York’s Catskill Mountains, aka the Borscht Belt, where Jewish immigrants transformed lush farmland into the 20th century’s largest resort complex. Those Catskill hotels and bungalow colonies provided the setting for a remarkable group of young Jewish-American comedians to hone their craft and become worldwide legends. It was truly When Comedy Went to School.
“(Four Stars)! Hilariously funny and delightfully nostalgic.” –Jennifer Merin, About.com
“Very entertaining!” –Stephen Whitty, The Star-Ledger
“A must-see for any fan of the current crop of standup comedians. I really like this film!” –Gil Whitely, Mile High Radio
Actors: Robert Klein, Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Mort Sahl, Jackie Mason
Directors: Mevlut Akkaya, Ron Frank
Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Full Screen, NTSC, Surround Sound, Widescreen
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: First Run Features
DVD Release Date: November 18, 2014
Run Time: 77 minutes
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
Catskills inTin Pan Alley Era.
By Yitzalk Abraham on April 29, 2015
This Movie was about the Jews who were Entertained in the Catskills,by my Uncle,Henry Tobias,Entertainer. He was the brother of Charles Tobias,. Harry Tobias Inducted into Songwriters Hall Of Fame. He Henry Tobias wrote the book,”THE
BORSCHE BELT” about the life of People in the Catskills. Enjoy,Henry Tobias made me laugh all my life for 50 years.