Day: December 20, 2018

2018’s highest-earning comedians, according to Forbes

As long as nobody else actually digs into the numbers or knows the tax returns for comedians, Forbes will continue to garner the shares and notoriety for ranking comedians each year based on how much income they earned. What’s the news for 2018? No women on the list (Amy Schumer made the top 10 in 2017, based on her touring and Netflix special), and no Louis CK, giving credence to the jokes he made upon his controversial return to the stage this fall by saying he lost $35 million in an hour. The stats Forbes uses for its annual...

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The Museum of the Jewish People lists its top 15 moments in Jewish comedy history

You’ve perhaps seen plenty of lists ranking the top things, events and people of 2018, but what about the best stuff ever? The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv, Israel, not only opened an exhibition this year devoted to Jewish comedy, but also just released its own list of the 15 top moments in Jewish comedy over the years. And here they are, in chronological order: “Borscht Belt” (1920s – 1970s) – The region of the Catskills in upstate New York dubbed the “Borsch Belt,” the once-thriving resort destination for New York City Jews and...

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