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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molto fumo poco arrosto - lot of smoke for a small

What did you like best about Old Jews Telling Jokes? What did you like least?

Too much talking, unnecessary introduction to people one does not know or need to know, and not enougbh essence- which are the jokes one bought the book for.

Would you ever listen to anything by Sam Hoffman and Eric Spiegelman again?

not particularly

How could the performance have been better?

more jokes,less talk. I guess some people are difficult to shiut up

Could you see Old Jews Telling Jokes being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

This audio book is but an extremely poor reproduction of Jewish joke books printed decades ago. Half of the jokes are old material.

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- charles

Book Details

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