American Jewish pensioners from all walks of life tell their favourite jokes.

Type: Variety

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2011-11-16

Old Jews Telling Jokes - Daniel Okrent - Netflix

Daniel Okrent (born April 2, 1948) is an American writer and editor. He is best known for having served as the first public editor of The New York Times newspaper, for inventing Rotisserie League Baseball, and for writing several books, such as Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, which served as a major source for the 2011 Ken Burns/Lynn Novick miniseries Prohibition. In November 2011, Last Call won the Albert J. Beveridge prize, awarded by the American Historical Association to the year's best book of American history.

Old Jews Telling Jokes - Career - Netflix

Most of his career has been spent as an editor, at such places as Alfred A. Knopf; Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich; Esquire Magazine; New England Monthly; Life Magazine; and Time, Inc. His book Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center (Viking, 2003) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for History. In October 2003, Okrent was named public editor for The New York Times following the Jayson Blair scandal. He held this position until May 2005. Okrent and Peter Gethers, having acquired the theatrical rights to the site and name of the web series Old Jews Telling Jokes, co-wrote and co-produced a revue of that name. It opened at the Westside Theatre in Manhattan on May 20, 2012. On May 3, 2014, the University of Michigan awarded Okrent an honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters.

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