The resorts of New York's Catskill Mountains—once known as the Borscht Belt—produced dozens of Jewish comics and entertainers, who still influence comedy today. Robert Klein and Lawrence Richards talk about the documentary “When Comedy Went to School,” a portrait of this country's greatest generation of comedians - the generation that includes the likes of Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Robert Klein, Jackie Mason, Mort Sahl, Jerry Stiller, and others, all of whom got their start on Borscht Belt stages. “When Comedy Went to School” opens July 31 at IFC Center.
Comedian Robert Klein was on the Leonard Lopate Show, along with writer Lawrence Richards, to talk about the Borscht Belt in the Catskill Mountains of New York and the comedians it produced. He also told us about his wide-ranging musical tastes. Find out what he's listening to below!
Comedian Robert Klein has been a star on the stand-up comedy circuit for nearly 35 years, with a style of observational humor that has influenced Billy Crystal, Richard Lewis, and Jerry Seinfeld, among others. He discusses a new DVD collection featuring some of his best work for television, The HBO ...
On today's show: we'll find out how India has united its diverse population over six decades as an independent democracy, and why the country is now poised to become a global superpower. Then comedian Robert Klein remembers 35 years of laughter on HBO. Also, we'll take a look inside the ...
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