Live Poll: Jewish Humor Icons

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Wit, profundity, psychology, black humor, tales about arguing Rabbis, overbearing mothers and existential dilemmas, not to mention hilarious self-deprecating comments working as the best defense against Anti-Semitism... humor has been an endearing tradition of Jewish culture that expressed itself wonderfully through the legacy of many Jewish entertainers over the course of Hollywood history.

Which of these notable ambassadors of Jewish humor do you think is the funniest?

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls092017053/

https://www.imdb.com/poll/eEE1FI6XcVs/

Note from the author: just because the comedian is Jewish doesn't make all his jokes Jewish of course... except if they're funny, witty and quite thought-provoking.
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15yearsIMDber aka ElMo

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ElMo,

For your consideration:
Moe Howard Poster

Moe Howard, the "Boss Stooge" and brother of Stooges Curly Howard and Shemp Howard, began his acting career in 1909 by playing bit roles in silent Vitagraph films. At 17 he joined a troupe working on a showboat and also appeared in several two-reel comedy shorts. In 1922 he, brother Shemp and Larry Fine joined roughhouse vaudeville comic Ted Healy, forming the act that would become The Three Stooges. ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moe_Howard#Early_life

Howard was born as Moses Harry Horwitz on June 19, 1897, in the Brooklyn, New York neighborhood of Bensonhurst to Solomon Horwitz and Jennie Gorovitz, the fourth-born of five brothers of Lithuanian Jewish ancestry. He was named Moe when he was younger and later called himself Harry. Howard's parents and brothers, Benjamin (“Jack”) and Irving, were not involved in show business, but his older brother Shemp Howard, younger brother Curly Howard, and he, eventually became known as members of the Three Stooges.
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15yearsIMDber aka ElMo

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Never seen a "3 Stooges" film :(
Is it that funny?
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ElMo,

The Three Stooges are an acquired tasted, consisting primarily of silly slapstick and vaudeville routines.

Example:
Three Stooges Shemp the Barber
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb3MUuSrfhU
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 Dan Dassow

Check your mail please.

I really need to find ISFJ, INFP & ENFP comic villains.

These people are saintly in the real world, so I'm not surprised at the difficulty in finding evil versions in fantasy, but still....
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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FYC
Brad Garrett (I) (Actor, Everybody Loves Raymond (1996))
Gene Wilder (Actor, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971))
Henry Winkler (Actor, The Waterboy (1998)) The "Fonz"
Bill Dana (I) (Actor, The Nude Bomb (1980)) "My Name is Jose Jimenez" Ed Sullivan Show
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15yearsIMDber aka ElMo

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Good calls, especially with Wilder :)
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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Dan's Moe Howard would be a great addition!!!
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Carl Reiner?

‘Love and free food’: Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner share the secrets of their 70-year friendship
https://www.theguardian.com/global/20...
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Gene Wilder (R.I.P.) and Jon Stewart
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Dan Dassow, Champion

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ElMo,

For your consideration:

Gilda Radner

Gilda Radner was one of the great comic geniuses of the 20th century, ranked with Lucille Ball and other comedy legends of the highest caliber.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilda_Radner#Early_life

Radner was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Jewish parents, Henrietta (née Dworkin), a legal secretary, and Herman Radner, a businessman.[1][2]

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Fanny Brice

Fanny Brice was a popular and influential American comedienne, singer, theatre and film actress, who made many stage, radio and film appearances but is best remembered as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series, The Baby Snooks Show. Thirteen years after her death, she was portrayed on the Broadway stage by Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl. The show was made into a musical film in 1968

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanny_Brice#Early_life

Fania Borach (October 29, 1891 – May 29, 1951), known professionally as Fanny Brice or Fannie Brice, was an American illustrated song model, comedienne, singer, theater, and film actress who made many stage, radio, and film appearances. She is known as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series The Baby Snooks Show.[1]

Thirteen years after her death, Brice was portrayed on the Broadway stage by Barbra Streisand in the 1964 musical Funny Girl; Streisand also starred in its 1968 film adaptation, for which she won an Oscar, and in the 1975 sequel, Funny Lady.

Fania Borach was born in Manhattan, New York City, the third child of Rose (née Stern 1867-1941), a Hungarian-Jewish woman who emigrated to America at age ten, and Alsatian immigrant Charles Borach.

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Woody all DAY !

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15yearsIMDber aka ElMo

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Mazel Tov!
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