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    Canadian vs Jewish comedians

    You're on, KK. Mind you, some may be both.

    I'll start with Dan Aykroyd (who lived next door to me in Ottawa for a few years when I was growing up).

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    Re: Canadian vs Jewish comedians

    My avatar Jewish Comedic Master, Larry David!!!

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    Re: Canadian vs Jewish comedians

    Right on Asper, Ottawa eh? I miss him in Saturday night live.

    Before Russell chimes in; how about the late, great, John Candy.

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    Re: Canadian vs Jewish comedians

    Canadian Comedians
    Linky: http://particle.physics.ucdavis.edu/...comedians.html
    And as for Jewish comedians; hell, half of Hollywood is Jewish.

    So if the comedians aren't Canadians...they are probably Jewish...

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    Re: Canadian vs Jewish comedians

    Actually, here's a pretty good run at Jewish Comedians; and for certain it's not even a difinitive list...

    Bud Abbott (mother was Jewish, Abbott & Costello)
    Woody Allen (Born Konigsberg)
    Marty Allen
    Jason Alexander (Greenspan)
    Tom Arnold (converted to Judaism, has some Jewish lineage)
    Joey Adams (born Abramowitz, converted to Christian Science)
    Bea Arthur (born Bernice Frankel, Golden Girls, Maud)
    Ed Asner (Lou Grant, Bronx Zoo)
    Hank Azaria
    Roseanne Barr
    Richard Belzer
    Richard Benjamin
    Jack Benny (Benjamin Kubelsky)
    Milton "Uncle Miltie" Berle (Berlinger)
    Sandra Bernhard
    Joey Bishop (the only living member of the "Rat Pack")
    Elayne Boosler
    Victor Borge (Danish Jew, Rosenbaum)
    David Brenner
    Fanny Brice (Borach)
    Matthew Broderick (mother is Jewish, same as wife, Sarah Jessica
    Parker)
    Albert Brooks (Einstein)
    Mel Brooks (Kaminsky)
    George Burns (Nathan Birnbaum)
    Red Buttons (Aaron Chwatt)
    Lenny Bruce (Born Leonard Alfred Schneider)
    Eddie Cantor (Iskowitch)
    Andrew Dice Clay (Silverstein)
    Sid Ceasar
    Billy Crystal
    Rodney Dangerfield (Jacob Cohen, later changed it to Jack)
    Larry David (seinfeld creator/producer, star of "Curb your enthusiasm")
    Fran Drescher
    Marty "googly eyes" Feldman
    Fyvush Finkel
    Al Franken
    Mitchell Friedman (Voted #1 Jewish Comic by the Young Jewish Alliance in
    1999)
    Jackie Gayle
    Brad Garrott (Gerstenfeld, "Everybody Loves Raymond")
    Larry Gelbart (M*A*S*H)
    Gilbert Gottfried
    Elliott Gould
    Ellen Greene (Little Shop Of Horrors)
    Shecky Greene
    Steve Guttenberg
    Buddy Hackett
    Goldie Hawn
    Buck Henry (Zuckerman)
    Michael J. Herman ("The Next Big Thing" according to the LA Times)
    Danny Hoch
    Gabriel Kaplan
    Jonathan Katz (Dr. Katz, comedy central)
    Andy Kaufman
    Danny Kaye (Kaminsky)
    Richard Kind
    Andy Kindler
    Alan King
    Robert Klein
    Jack Klugman (Odd Couple)
    Lisa Kudrow
    Carol Liefer
    Jerry Lewis (Jerome Levitch)
    Richard Lewis
    Shari Lewis (Hurwitz, "Lambchops")
    Hal Linden (Barney Miller)
    Jon Lovitz
    Mal Z. Lawrence
    Norman Lear (creator of The Jeffersons, All In The Family, Good Times)
    Bill Maher (mother is Jewish)
    Howie Mandel
    Sally Marr (Lenny Bruce's mother, Joan Rivers portrayed her on
    Broadway)
    Marc Marron
    The Marx Brothers
    Jackie Mason (Maza)
    Walter Matthau (Matuschanskayasky)
    Elaine May (May/Nichols)
    Anne Meara (Stiller/Meara, converted to Judaism)
    Lorne Michaels (Lipowitz)
    Marilyn Michaels
    Larry Miller
    Rick Moranis (Ghostbusters, Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, Little Shop of
    Horrors)
    Zero Mostel
    Taylor Negron (mother is Jewish)
    Mike Nichols (filmmaker, The Graduate, The Bird Cage, born Peschwosky)
    Super Dave Osbourne (brother of Albert Brooks, born Einstein)
    Kevin Pollak
    Sarah Jessica Parker (mother is Jewish, same as hubby, Matthew
    Broderick)
    Rhea Pearlman
    Freddie Prinze Sr. (father was Hungarian Jew)
    Freddie Prinze Jr.
    Gilda Radner
    Harold Ramis (actor/director, Ghostbusters, Caddyshack, Groundhog Day)
    Tony Randall (Rosenberg)
    Carl Reiner
    Rob Reiner
    Paul Reiser
    Paul Reubens (born Rubenfeld, aka Pee Wee Herman)
    Don Rickles
    The Ritz Brothers
    Joan Rivers (Molinsky)
    Freddy Roman
    Rita Rudner
    Bob Saget
    Mort Sahl
    Soupy Sales (Supman)
    Adam Sandler
    Rob Schneider (half-Jew)
    Sherwood Schwartz (Gilligan's Island, The Brady Bunch)
    Robert Schimmel
    David Schwimmer
    George Segal
    Jerry Seinfeld
    Harry Shearer
    Sarah Silverman
    Mitzi Shore (owner of The Comedy Store)
    Pauly Shore (son of Sammy & Mitzi)
    Sammy Shore
    Gary Shandling
    Bobby Slayton (father is Jewish)
    Barry Sobel
    David Steinberg
    Matt Stone (Southpark)
    Yakoff Smirnoff ("What a Country!")
    Jerry Stiller (Stiller/Meara)
    Ben Stiller
    Peter Sellers (mother was Jewish)
    Howard Stern (contrary to his popular "half-Jew" shtick, Howie is a
    full
    blooded Jew)
    Jon Stewart (Leibowitz)
    Teller ("Penn & Teller, born Raymond Teller, father is Jewish)
    Brother Theodore (Born Gottlieb, frequent favorite of David Letterman)
    The Three Stooges (Horowitz)
    Bruce Vilanch
    Gene Wilder (Jerome Silberman)
    Billy Wilder (Some Like It Hot)
    Henry Winkler ("The Fonz" on Happy Days)
    Robert Wuhl
    Henny Youngman

    http://www.pass.to/newsletter/who_is_a_comedian.htm
    The Jews are just a damn talented lot.

    There are some other fun facts on Jews and their accomplishmets if you follow the link...

    IA

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    Re: Canadian vs Jewish comedians

    Lenny Bruce

    Although IA has pretty much done it all now


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