Former da Ali G show writer Dan Friedman reflects on “the bitterest simmering geopolitical conflict of the past century” over with our friends ZEEK AT JEWCY:
The Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour is out again making the rounds, and Israel's Channel 2 just finished its first season of a sitcom about Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem, Avoda Aravit. Heading the list, however, in terms of both finances and audiences, is Adam Sandler's You Don't Mess with the Zohan: the first comedy about the Arab-Israeli conflict to get a major release since Monty Python's Life of Brian in 1979.
The call for more humor in this area is much appreciated. For those of you looking for a quick fix, my personal recommendation (beyond what Friedman mentioned in the ZEEK piece) would be a dose Eli Valley’s cartoons, also over with our buddies at Jewcy.