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Aug 19, 2008, 07:59AM

Possibly The Longest Set-Up For A Jewish Joke Ever

Woody Allen wasn't born with the kind of comedic fearlessness that let him keep making movies about relationships after the whole Soon-Yi thing came out. No, before he even got started making movies he worked as stand-up comic, showing a patience and bravery that would put most of today's comics to shame. Here he's entertaining an English audience in 1965, letting the awkward and absurd tell a joke that the punchline alone could never deliver.

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Allen's newest film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, is out now.


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