Saturday, May 12, 2007

Looney Jews

I just watched stand-up comic Tommy Tiernan on an episode of Just for Laughs, the series that broadcasts repeats of performances at the annual Juste pour Rire/Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montréal.

Tiernan, who is Irish, does a routine that appropriately centers around religion, and a very funny one it is. It included this thought-provoking observation, which I don't know would make sense if one were Jewish, but which certainly seems to make some kind of cockeyed sense if one is Irish.

"I think being Irish is a lot like being Jewish, actually. We're like Jews - but less focused.

They haven't taken to the drink the way we have...

We're a bit like... Looney Jews."



Blogger Xtreme English said...

my sister-in-law claimed the irish are the 13th and lost tribe of israel....

the jews don't drink like us, true, but they're very fond of their groceries.

8:16 a.m.  

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