World-renowned historian and cultural critic Simon Schama is best known as the droll, erudite host of the BBCs A History of Britain and Simon Schamas Power of Art. But he also indulges in a secret passion: collecting and recounting a vast array of Jewish jokes. Schama joins Festival artistic director Lawrence Weschler to share some of his funniest jokes and unpack their complex cultural resonances in a sort of klezmer slapdown. Simon Schama is professor of history and art history at Columbia University and the author of over a dozen books. His articles have appeared in The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books.
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