Are Jewish comedy festivals good for the Jews

(Is It) Good for the Jews?

Episode #72: “Wall-to-wall floozies

Welcome to the Twilight Lounge, where every week Larry Rosen and Eric Goldbrener consider a broad range of topics, all viewed through the same Jewish lens. Whatever the topic, they’ll ask if it’s good for the Jews. This week, they’re joined by a guest, veteran multi-hyphenate (writer/performer/comedian) Fred Raker, giving Rosen the long-awaited opportunity to explore the role of comedy in Jewish life, and to ask the following question:

     Are Jewish comedy festivals good for the jews?

Along the way, they touch on Sid and Marty Krofft, Bob Saget, the 1980s ABC late-night variety show “Fridays,” Devo, Flip Wilson, Jews in space and, for the first time ever on the podcast, multiple Johnny Carson impersonations.

Join Rosen and Goldbrener every week in this space as they post the same question of everything: (Is it) good for the Jews?


About the podcasters:

Larry Rosen was born Jewish, raised Jewish and educated Catholic. He is a “Jewsuit.” He is also a husband, father, newspaper and magazine writer, habitual wearer of baseball caps and author of the soon-to-be-released memoir about his son’s bar mitzvah, “The Rabbi Has Left the Building.”

Eric Goldbrener is an American-Jewish, Libertarian, atheist, autodidactic musician, technolgoist, and lover of Israel. He was a founding member of the “Zionist Study Body” and is producing an independent film, based on Menachem Begin’s book, “The Revolt”.