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Old Jews turn history into hilarity

From the time they escaped slavery in Egypt to today, it hasn’t exactly been a non-stop laugh fest for the Jewish people. But 3,000 years of exiles, inquisitions and pogroms appear to have actually sharpened the comedy gene. And it’s all come down to this: Old Jews Telling Jokes. We talk to the creator, and two of the stars of the Chicago production. Photo: Courtesy of Old Jews Telling Jokes

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