The Last Laugh

The Last Laugh proceeds from the premise that the Holocaust would seem to be an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy. But is it? History shows that even the victims of the Nazi concentration camps themselves used humor as a means of survival and resistance. The Last Laugh weaves together an intimate portrait of Auschwitz survivor Renee Firestone along with interviews with influential comedians and thinkers, as well as archival material.

Total CPB Investment: 

$160,000

Made Possible by CPB's: 

Ferne Pearlstein and Robert Edwards
Brooklyn, NY
TVPRG - ITVS subgrant
$160,000

Topics: 

Arts & Culture
History & Biography