Hahaha: How Jews Utterly Dominate Comedy
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In 1978, Time Magazine estimated that 80-percent of all comedians were Jewish.
Jews have used their outsider status and distinctive characteristics to generate Jewish humor — as characterized by self-deprecation, challenging authority, and audacity.
Plus, with an extensive history of nonstop trauma and persecution, the Jewish People have historically used humor as a “release valve,” and even a tool of survival.