Michael Krasny in Marin: Oy, Does He Have Jokes for You
This program is sponsored by Relevant Wealth Advisors and an anonymous donor.
Michael Krasny has been telling Jewish jokes since his bar mitzvah, and it’s been said he knows more of them than anyone on the planet. He has put together a compendium of Jewish jokes that packs the punches with hilarious riff after riff and also offers a window into Jewish culture. Let There Be Laughter borrows from traditional humor and Jewish comedy legends and new voices such as Jackie Mason, Mel Brooks, Joan Rivers, Larry David, Sarah Silverman, Jerry Seinfeld and Amy Schumer. With his background as a scholar and public radio host, Krasny also delves deep into Jewish themes, topics and forms of humor: chauvinism undercut by irony and self-mockery, the fear of losing cultural identity through assimilation, the importance of vocal inflection in joke telling, and calls to communal memory. Come ready to laugh.
Cash bar available
This program is sold out; no tickets will be sold at the door.
Host, "Forum"; Author, Let There Be Laughter: A Treasury of Great Jewish Humor and What It Means
7 p.m. check-in and light hors d'oeuvres
7:45–9 p.m. program