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Book Reading and Presentation: West Hartford, CT

  • Charter Oak Cultural Center 21 Charter Oak Avenue Hartford, CT, 06106 United States (map)

Charter Oak Cultural Center is excited to welcome Jeremy Dauber, author of "Jewish Comedy: A Serious History."

In a major work of scholarship both erudite and very funny, Jeremy Dauber traces the origins of Jewish comedy and its development from biblical times to the age of Twitter. His exploration takes us from the Book of Esther to Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm from the work of such masters as Sholem Aleichem, Franz Kafka, the Marx Brothers, Woody Allen, Joan Rivers, Philip Roth, Sarah Silverman, and Jon Stewart. Jeremy Dauber is the Atran Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture at Columbia University. He is the author of several books on Jewish literature.

This event is free and open to the community, but space is limited. To reserve admission, contact

This event is made possible by a partnership with The Charter Oak Cultural Center, The Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford, The Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford and University of Connecticut Center for Judaic Studies.