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Curb Your Judaism

BBC Radio 4 documentary. 1 episode in 2011. Features David Schneider, Robert Popper, Dan Swimer, Laurence Marks, Maurice Gran, Meera Syal, David Baddiel and Matt Lucas.

Curb Your Judaism

David Schneider investigates why British Jewish comedy has never been quite as successful as its American counterpart

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2011
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Features
David Schneider, Robert Popper, Dan Swimer, Laurence Marks, Maurice Gran, Meera Syal, David Baddiel and Matt Lucas
Writer
David Schneider
Producer
Simon Jacobs

Comedian David Schneider investigates why British Jewish comedy has never been quite as successful as its American counterpart.

David explores why Jewish comics and writers have lagged behind and whether, with the airing of two new Jewish sitcoms on British television - Grandma's House and Friday Night Dinner - the tide is finally turning.

David speaks to Robert Popper, the writer of Friday Night Dinner, and to Dan Swimer who co-wrote Grandma's House. Writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran talk about their difficulties in getting a Jewish sitcom commissioned in the past.

Meera Syal discusses the contrast with British Asian comedy and why it has been so successful, while David Baddiel considers how political correctness has impacted on Jewish comedy in this country.

Finally, David speaks to one of Britain's most successful Jewish comedians, Matt Lucas, who says he's now ready to explore his own ethnicity further with his sitcom project Four Generations.

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