This entertaining virtual lecture series focuses on the greatest concentration of comedy talent ever assembled.


Location: On Demand Video Lecture – This event will be on the MNjccOnDemand.ca Platform

Description: This event will be on the MNjccOnDemand.ca Platform.  Signing up here will allow us to contact to remind you about the event and with instructions on how to access the on demand platform.  This is not a ticket to the event.

Guest speaker: actor/comedian Jack Newman

This entertaining virtual lecture series focuses on the greatest concentration of comedy talent ever assembled – those creative writers who gathered in the writers’ room of Sid Caesar’s landmark television variety series, Your Show of Shows.

We’ll explore the careers of future giants of American comedy, including Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Woody Allen, Larry Gelbart and Neil Simon. These ground-breaking Jewish writers influenced television, Broadway, and Hollywood and the literary world for decades, their work winning countless awards, including Emmys, Oscars, Tonys and Pulitzers. Television shows were modelled on them, and movies and plays have been written about them, such as Laughter on the 23rd Floor and My Favourite Year.

We will also spend some time looking at other great comedy writing teams such as SCTV and Monty Python, to explore the dynamic of collaborative writing.

This 8-part series will include television and film clips, and will culminate with a ‘live’ Zoom Q & A with Jack on Thursday October 22th at 2:00pm.



  • 8-part lecture series on Demand + 1 ‘live’ Zoom Q & A
  • Lectures #1 & 2 release Monday September 14;
  • Lectures #3 & 4 release Monday September 21;
  • Lectures #5 & 6 release Tuesday September 29;
  • Lectures #7 & 8 release Wednesday October 7

Presented by:

A Kultura Collective Member

Start Date September 14, 2020

Closing Date October 7, 2020



MNjccOnDemand.ca Platform




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