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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.

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Fred Raker is pleased to be in the Twilight Lounge.