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‘Old Jews Telling Jokes’ — What’s Not to Like?

Posted on 07/29/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentIn celebration of the 500th performance of the Off-Broadway hit Old Jews Telling Jokes, we grabbed a few minutes with cocreator Daniel Okrent. Okrent, 65, is a journalist with a long career, including a stint as the New York Times’ first “public editor,” or ombudsman. He’s recently written a book about the history of Prohibition. And he’s also a self-described “old Jew” who loves telling funny stories. About five years ago, several friends emailed him about a website called “Old Jews …