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Yiddish’s Influence on American Comedy

Many of the best of American comedians, comedy television series, comedy movies, stage musicals, plays, books, etc. have been influence by, or utilize, the humorous traits found in Yiddish. If you laughed at “MASH,” chuckled at “The Odd Couple,” or never missed a “Seinfeld” episode, you were enjoying a Yiddish presence. Have fun learning the background and history of this major contributor to our cultural humor.


Nancy Weiss McQuide

Nancy Weiss McQuide, MS, is a professional actress, mime artist, dance teacher, choreographer, writer and speaker. She was a teaching artist for the Milwaukee Repertory Theater for 15 years and a guest movement artist with the Milwaukee Symphony. She also ... read more

Date: Wed, Oct 27

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 2:15-3:30pm CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: Nancy Weiss McQuide

Fee: $10

Program Number: FALL:352

Note: In-person capacity: 38
Live-stream capacity: 300

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