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Movies: When Comedy Went to School
When Comedy Went to School
Drama, Documentary, Comedy
Why are there so many Jewish comedians? When Comedy Went to School answers this question with an entertaining portrait of this country's greatest generation of comics - the generation that includes the likes of Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Jackie Mason, Mort Sahl, and Jerry Stiller, all of whom make appearances in the film, telling jokes and telling their stories. The answer is also found in upstate New York's Catskill Mountains, aka the Borscht Belt, where Jewish immigrants transformed lush farmland into the 20th century's largest resort complex. Those Catskill hotels and bungalow colonies provided the setting for a remarkable group of young comedians to hone their craft and become worldwide legends. It was truly When Comedy Went to School. Rated No Rating .
Cast: Jerry Stiller, Jerry Lewis, Robert Klein, Sid Caesar, Dick Gregory, Jackie Mason, Mort Sahl
Produced by: Mevlut Akkaya, Ron Frank, Lawrence Richards, Bob Kosch
Directed by: Mevlut Akkaya, Ron Frank
Written by: Lawrence Richards
Running time: 1hr 17min
Opens: Jul 31, 2013 NY
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