Who’s Afraid Of Jewish Humor?


Who’s Afraid Of Jewish Humor?



Release Date



1 x 75 Mins (Festival), 2 x 52 Mins (TV)


Directed by: Jascha Hannover
Written by:
Jascha Hannover and Arkadij Khaet
Cinematography: Omri Aloni
Film Editors: Michal Oppenheim and Fritz Busse
Music: Daphna Keenan
Producer: André Schäfer (Florianfilm GmbH)
Broadcaster: ARTE/ZDF, ORF


Toronto Jewish FF, Canada Les Bobines du sacré, France UK Jewish FF. United Kingdom Austin Jewish FF, USA Miami Jewish FF, USA Palm Beach Jewish FF, USA Limmud Festival, UK Berkshire International FF, USA Charleston Jewish FF, USA Winnipeg Int Jewish FF, USA DIASPORAMA, France

World Sales

ORF Enterprises (Sales) / 7th Art Releasing (Festival distribution)

Production Company

Florianfilm GmbH

Jewish humor has travelled from the Shtetl to Hollywood, from the Torah to Comic books. Jewish humor is tradition and pop culture – and also a cliché? Especially in Germany and Austria, Jewish jokes became very popular after the Second World War. Jewish humor is, allegedly, self-ironic – and laughing about the Jews together with the Jews seems like a convenient way for the perpetrator countries to cope with their dark pasts. But is Jewish humor really always self-mocking – or is the matter more complex?