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July 31, 2017 12:47 pm

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld Shares the ‘Greatest Jew Joke That I’ve Ever Heard’

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Jewish-American comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld shared what he said was the best “Jew joke” he had ever heard during a guest appearance this week on the podcast Norm Macdonald Live.

The “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” star explained that host Macdonald and other non-Jews might not find the humor in the somewhat confusing joke, but, Seinfeld said, “That’s the joke, is that you won’t get it.”

“The setup of the joke is that it’s a Jew joke,” Seinfeld noted before telling it over: “Two gentile businessman meet on the street. One of them says, ‘How’s business?’ The other one says, ‘Great!’”

As predicted, Macdonald didn’t laugh. His co-host Adam Egert, who is Jewish, laughed along but admitted shortly afterwards that he misheard the joke and in fact didn’t understand it either.

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  • Joe Hughes

    yes you have it I worked for L.W. Herman a Specialist on the floor of the Am Stk 1970 Exchange he had millions. So i made him nice coin maybe 5 grand one day he said nothing. next day we lost 2 grand and he said not so good today. FACT.

  • Bette

    Indicated here is the certain doom or misfortune to come for the Jew, so why say things are great when around the corner is certainty of calamity. Jews know from their history that nothing is ever so great as to protect them from the next pogrom of some sort; out of that comes the often stated “things could be better”.

  • dan

    My favorite:
    A rabbi bumps into a congregant on the street.
    Rabbi: Irv, it’s been so long since I’ve seen you! How have you been?
    Irv: In a word, good!
    Rabbi: Hmmm. What about two words?
    Irv: Two words? Not good.

  • Killing Independent George

    Jerry can’t be not funny. If you never watched Seinfeld, you won’t get it.

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