The Last Laugh
"A celebration of Jewish humor, not just its importance as a survival technique, but also just how much it has shaped our culture."
"[An] insightfully open-ended inquiry into the role of humor as it relates to unspeakable tragedy."
"Funny and sobering at the same time."
Director: Ferne Pearlstein
Runtime: 85 min
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GENRES: Documentary, Comedy, Holocaust, American Studies
THE LAST LAUGH dares to ask comedy legends Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Gilbert Gottfried, and many others (including survivors): “Are we allowed to joke about the Holocaust?”
THE LAST LAUGH offers fresh insights into the Holocaust and what else—9/11, AIDS, racism—is or isn’t off-limits in a society that prizes freedom of speech.