When Comedy Went to School

Video Services Corp., 


When Comedy Went to School

A Film By Mevlut Akkaya, Ron Frank & Lawrence Richards

Out on DVD February 10, 2015

Still from “When Comedy Went to School”

Starring: Robert Klein

With: Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Jackie Mason, Larry King, Mort Sahl, Jerry Stiller, Dick Gregory, Hugh Hefner, Amy Stiller, Wendy Liebman, Sandy Hackett, Joe Rapp, and more.


Official Selection 

Toronto Jewish Film Festival 2014

“Thorough, funny and thoroughly funny.” – NY Daily News

“Enchanting.” – Village Voice                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               “Charming.” – NPR.org    

Showcasing the greatest talents from the Catskill Mountains –a boot camp for the greatest generation of comedians- When Comedy Went to School will be will be available on DVD in Canada from Video Services Corp. (VSC) on February 10, 2015. The DVD suggested retail price is $24.98

Why are there so many great Jewish comedians? When Comedy Went to School answers this question with an entertaining portrait of America’s generation of comics who got their start in the Catskills. This area, often dubbed the Borscht Belt, is where Jewish immigrants transformed lush farmland into the 20th century’s largest resort complex. The comics who got their start here include Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Jackie Mason, Mort Sahl, and Jerry Stiller, all of whom make appearances in the film, as they share hilarious and personal experiences.


SRP: $ 24.98| TRT: 77 min

Street Date: February 10, 2015

UPC: 7-78854-21739-3| Catalog: AKA2173

Genre: Documentary

Language: English

About Video Services Corp.

Founded in 1993 by former rock critic Jonathan Gross, Video Services Corp. (VSC) is a leading independent all-platform film distributor with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles. VSC’s DVD catalogue includes “Corner Gas,” Sharknado, Richard Lewis: Bundle of Nerves, and Don Cherry’s Rock’em Sock’em Hockey series. Recent theatrical releases include Union Square, with Oscar® winner Mira Sorvino, Alan Partridge, starring Steve Coogan, Israeli horror sensation Big Bad Wolves, and Cannes Selection Life Itself. VSC’s 2015 slate includes TIFF Midnight Madness People’s Choice Award winner What We Do In The Shadows, Cannes Un Certain Regard winner White God, and Berlinale Silver Bear for Best Script winner Stations of the Cross.

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