Episode #72: “Wall-to-wall floozies.”

It’s night time, Goldbrener is clad in business casual, and multihyphenate (writer/performer/comedian) Fred Raker is in the Twilight Lounge, giving Rosen the chance to pounce on a long-awaited opportunity to explore the role of comedy in Jewish life, and leading to the following question:

Are Jewish comedy festivals good for the Jews?

Mixed in among this discussion are multiple anecdotes about Sid and Marty Krofft, Bob Saget, the ABC late-night variety show “Fridays,” Burns & Schrieber, Devo, Fred’s grandfather’s shoe store in Ridgewood, New Jersey, Flip Wilson, Jews in space and, for the first time ever on (Is it) Good for the Jews? multiple Johnny Carson impersonations.


Fred Raker is pleased to be in the Twilight Lounge.

About Larry Rosen

Was born Jewish, raised Jewish and educated Catholic. He is a “Jewsuit”. He is also a husband, father, newspaper and magazine writer, habitual wearer of baseball caps and author of the soon-to-be-released memoir about his son’s bar mitzvah, “The Rabbi Has Left the Building.”