Old Jews Telling Jokes

  • by Sam Hoffman, Eric Spiegelman
  • Narrated by Old Jews
  • 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jews have a centuries-old tradition of telling jokes, from the ghettos of Europe to Hollywood and the Catskills. Jewish jokes are entertainment, the oral history of a culture, insightful social criticism, and survival tactic rolled into one.
In 2008, Hollywood director and producer Sam Hoffman launched a website called Old Jews Telling Jokes. It’s just what it says: Jewish men and women over 60 sharing their favorite stories, tales, riddles, and punchlines.
The jokes are funny and reassuringly familiar, each told with gusto and infused with a lifetime of experience. For the audiobook, they are organized into chapters: Jewish Mothers, Food, Rabbis, Husbands and Wives, Sex, Illness and Doctors, Getting Old, Death, Oral Sex. Yes, you read that right. You’ll also hear judiciously chosen curses and other off-color language. Things get risqué. So what can you do? Enjoy, and laugh out loud.
Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase.


What the Critics Say

“The best of a disappearing art.” (New York magazine)
"Chock full of funny stuff!" (Mel Brooks)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Mostly very funny, jokes told in original voices

Some very funny jokes, overall good, a few jokes that have been around the block several times. Introductory material could be cut down.
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What could be better?

Authentic voices, telling authentic stories. Laugh! you can't find a better way to spend your time.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-30-2012
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books