Gail Chalew

For the Waterlogged, A Dry Wit

By Gail Chalew

In the comedic Jewish tradition of wresting laughter from tragedy, Ellen Steigman — who used to do stand-up in New York but now lives in Mandeville, just across from New Orleans’s Lake Pontchartrain — is making fun of Hurricane Katrina.Asked how can she make jokes in the face of such devastation, Steigman told the Forward: “How can youRead More

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