Do Jewish comedians have anything new to say?

Jews dominated comedy during the 20th century. But that century has been over for more than 20 years, and now the trends of stand-up have shifted toward a more diverse array of voices. It also raises the question: do Jews still have a role in comedy? Do we have anything new to say?

To answer these questions and others, The CJN is debuting a brand-new podcast about Jews and comedy. In the first episode of Shticks and Giggles, host Laura Leibow brings on two fellow comics to help break down this massive topic: Howard Glassman, of “Humble and Fred” fame, and Jacob Balshin, a comedian and winner of the first annual Harvey Atkin Purim Comedy Competition (with a grand prize of $2,500, somehow).

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Shticks & Giggles is hosted by Laura Leibow, produced by Michael Fraiman and distributed by The CJN Podcast Network. Our theme music is “Extra Spicy”, written by Aleksandar Gajic and performed by Beyond the Pale. To learn how to support the show by subscribing to this podcast, please watch this video.