Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Time: 8:00 pmLocation:
Virtual J via Zoom
Contact: Laurie Albert
When Bubbe Met Amy: Millennial Jewish Comedians
With Jonathan Branfman
Tuesdays, December 1–22, 8pm EST
In Partnership with the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia & The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
Love Barbra Streisand and Fran Drescher? Then come learn about the next generation of Jewish women comedians: Amy Schumer (of Inside Amy Schumer), Tiffany Haddish (of Black Mitzvah), Rachel Bloom (of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), and Abby Jacobson & Ilana Glazer (of Broad City). While laughing hard, you’ll also gain insight about how millennial Jews view Jewish identity, gender, sexuality, and race.
Jonathan Branfman researches Jewish media stardom at Cornell University. From Eddie Cantor to Barbra Streisand to the rap superstar Drake, Jonathan asks how Jewish stars perform race, gender, and sexuality in pop culture. His work on gender and sexuality has also included co-founding a holistic sex-ed program at the Ohio State University and publishing an LGBTQ children's book, which is now translated into 23 languages.
To register: Go to thej.org/register, sign into your account (or create an account for new users), and enter the class code in the box on the left. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with Zoom access information.