Though it's never advisable to attribute any trait to an entire group of people, the enduring contributions made to comedy by Jewish artists loom too large to make good humor seem like a stereotype. Even the most cursory glance at the history of comedy in popular culture reads like a who's who of Jewish humorists. But despite this shared background, the artistic expression of comedy has proven as varied as religious practices. Proving this point, the 2011 Minneapolis Jewish Humor Festival will feature acts diverse enough to span from the orthodox to the irreverent. Opening with a performance by nationally renowned standup comedian Keith Barany, the two-week festival will showcase comedic expression in all its varied forms, including theater, music, dance, and film. Highlights include a screening of the... More >>>