When Comedy Went to School

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The greatest generation of Jewish-American comedians begin their careers at a boot camp in the Catskill Mountains.

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  • One minute it's about the comedians, the next it's about the Catskills guest experience, the next about the Jewish immigrant experience and Jewish theatre, and the next about indefatigable Jewish humor itself.

    October 11, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Will do little to crystallize the convoluted picture of how the Catskills had a lasting impact on comedy.

    October 10, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Shapeless and generic.

    October 10, 2013 | Full Review…
  • If you can overlook [the] unfortunate stuff, and a cornball windup, what's left is fascinating and funny.

    October 3, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • It answers that age-old question: What happens when a can't-miss subject gets missed?

    September 19, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • This engaging documentary about Jewish-American comedians pays homage to the Borscht Belt masters of disrespect who brought their tumultuous, irreverent clowning into the American mainstream during the early days of network television.

    August 16, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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