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The “difference” of the “Jewish” body, conveyed via comedy, speaks to “insiders” and “outsiders.” It can be read in a negative manner (as we see with anti-Semitic representations of the Jewish body) or positive (as we see in American culture, depending on your critical position).
If I ever want to get away from that, it’ll be an uphill battle that will require, among other things, a larynx transplant and some major hair removal.These stereotypes of the Jewish body were “cynically designed” to “undermine the authority of the Jewish subject”: Some of the stereotypes that marked Jewish masculinity in nineteenth and early twentieth-century culture and science were also appropriated for TV, and they too fit into distinct categories – the exotic or vulgar ethnic, the subordinated or passive schlemiel, the validated Jew, the neurotic, the inferred Jew, and the feminized Jew – cynically designed to undermine and ameliorate Jewish manhood.(94, The passive, “subordinated” schlemiel is intimately related to the feminization of the Jew.Ask Art Spiegelman who, recalling when he first fell in love, shows us that he fell madly in love with , to be sure, was at its best when it stripped deprived celebrity bodies of their pornographic power by way of caricature. He has found a way to combine the caricature of the Jewish body with the literary and the psychoanalytic (Spiegelman calls this commix).Robert Crumb, who isn’t Jewish, also mixes words and images in his comic-slash-pornographic portrayal of the Jewish body.
While Sarah Silverman jokingly tells us that her Jewish identity has more to do with her body than with the “responsibilities and limitations” that come with “accepting being identified with being Jewish,” the poet Charles Bernstein writes with comical flair that he is a “Jewish man trapped in the body of a Jewish man.” The Jewish body, in both of their statements, is deemed comical.