The Subversive Tradition of Jewish Women’s Comedy: From Sophie Tucker To Sarah Silverman | Wednesday, December 2 at 7:30 pm | Hebrew College, Berenson Hall
Joyce Antler, Professor of American Jewish History and Culture at Brandeis University, will highlight how Jewish comediennes have shaped American Comedy- from vaudeville and burlesque, to radio, TV, films and stand-up comedy. The evening will include a montage of video clips from the Jewish Women's Archive, co-sponsor of the event. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at: www.hebrewcollege.edu/upcoming-events. Hebrew College is located at 160 Herrick Road, Newton.
Stan Brooks: From Brandeis to Hollywood | Monday, December 7 at 5:00 pm, Mandel, G03
The road from Waltham to Hollywood can be both treacherous and rewarding. Just ask Brandeis alum Stan Brooks ‘79 (AMST), who has produced over sixty films and recently directed the indie feature PERFECT SISTERS starring Oscar winner Mira Sorvino and nominee Abigail Breslin.
He will tell his story from creating a Film Festival in Deroy his Freshman year to running the Student Programming Board his Senior year and then venturing to Tinsel Town, winning the Emmy for Outstanding Miniseries. Don’t miss this chance to talk movies and television with a Hollywood veteran.