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WHEN COMEDY WENT TO SCHOOL 1

There is a great tradition in American comedy of Jewish performers, men and women who conquered the funny business with exceptional wit, timing, and stage presence, triumphing over prejudice and intense competition to become legendary names. However, industry dominance has to start somewhere, and for the likes of Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, and Jackie Mason, that place was a Catskill Mountains, a sprawling landscape of natural beauty that developed into a beloved tourist destination during the 20th century. The documentary “When Comedy Went to School” delves into the story of resort life, where Jewish families gathered to feast, mingle, and enjoy up and coming comedians hungry for the spotlight. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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