Old Jews Telling Jokes: 5,000 Years of Funny Bits and Not-So-Kosher Laughs
The bartender looked at him and said, “You know we have a drink named after you?”
The grasshopper replied, “You have a drink named Stanley?”
Schtick happens. For five thousand years, God’s chosen people have cornered the market on knee-slappers, zingers, and knock-knock jokes. Now Old Jews Telling Jokes mines mothers, fathe ...more
This won an Audie Award for Humor in 2011
---- you gotta listen to this on audiobook. The timing is everything.
In her late eighties, she moved into a house on her son’s property, and I had the privilege of living with her for two years. We went to synagogue together (sometimes), read the Psalms together (a lot), and ate her potato pancakes together (too oft ...more
Got a few chuckles even if I already heard most of them, not bad, in fact it was interesting to compare the punchline I expected with the way the performers phrased it. Although I didn't understand the 'Knight of the Queen' one.
p. 15: A Jewish mother gives her son two ties on the first night of Hanukkah. The following morning, when he comes down to breakfast, he is wearing one of them. The mom says: "What's the matter--you didn't like the other one?"
p. 189: A guy walks into a psychiatrist's office and says to the secretary, "I ...more
"They say that when you tell a joke to a peasant, he laughs three times. Once, when you tell the joke, again when you explain it, and yet again when he understands it for peasants love to laugh.
When you tell a joke to a landowner, he laughs twice - once when you tell him the joke, and again when you explain it, for he never really understands it.
When you tell a joke to an army officer, he laughs only once - when you tell it. He never lets you ...more
The jokes range from groan inducing to more groan inducing. Amusing. Old Jews work blue, btw, so don't listen with kids around unless you want to spend some time explaining dirty jokes.