Curb Your Judaism
David Schneider investigates why British Jewish comedy has never been quite as successful as its American counterpart
- BBC Radio 4
- David Schneider, Robert Popper, Dan Swimer, Laurence Marks, Maurice Gran, Meera Syal, David Baddiel and Matt Lucas
- David Schneider
- 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.