Book now for dates in 2021 and 2022

Al's lectures on Jewish humor are designed to bring lots of laughs and smiles to audiences around the world. In the basic one hour talk, Al focuses on the evolution of Jewish humor and offers a theory as to how and when it originated and presents a "tasting menu" with 20 video clips from all of his programs.

Of course, it all began with Jewish jokes, and we all know that there is no such thing as a new Jewish joke. So the lecture begins with a brief introduction and the telling of a few oldie but goodie Jewish jokes. You can see a portion of Al's opening monologue on the home page and by clicking the VIDEO tab.

But then the real fun begins when Al projects about 20 video clips from the Internet, showing how Jewish humor is a whole lot more than Catskills comedy. It comes from the realization that we are a very funny people, doing funny things, and having funny things done to us, whether planned or not.

There are 20 lectures to choose from and two multi-lecture series suitable for adult education courses.

1. The World of Jewish Humor: A Whole Lot More than Catskills Comedy

2. Israel is a Funny Country

3. Humor in Jewish Life

4. Klezmer Komedy and Yiddishe Nachas

5. The Borscht Belt: Cradle of Jewish Humor

6, 7, 8. Jewish Traces in Unexpected Places (and Unexpected Traces

     in Jewish Places) - Parts 1, 2, and 3

9. Jewish Musical Mystery Tour

10. Gefilte Fish, Lox, Pickles, Seltzer, Matzo, Knishes, and Schmaltz:

      A Nosh-talgic Look at Jewish Food

11, 12, 13, 14. The Great Jewish Comedians - Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4

15. Best Passover Humor on the Internet

16. Best Chanukah Humor on the Internet

17. Best Purim Humor on the Internet

18. Jewish Holiday Hilarity

19. Funniest Jewish Moments in Film and TV

20. The Great Jewish Entertainers


Jewish Traces in Unexpected Places (3 one-hour lectures)

The Great Jewish Comedians (4 one-hour lectures)

PRICING: The fee for a lecture varies with the location and the size of the audience. You can book a single lecture or a series, for which there are discounts.

Because of the coronovirus pandemic, lectures in 2021 will be presented via Zoom or any other virtual system that you are using.

For details, call Al at 201-390-7535 or email at akustan@gmail.com.