Joel Chasnoff

Israel’s Alt-Comedy Scene Gains Traction

A new generation of Israeli comics finds laughs in bureaucracy, occupation and stereotypes. Jerry Seinfeld wouldn’t last a day with this fast-thinking, irreverent crowd.

Excerpt: "The 188th Crybaby Brigade"

Say what you want about the boys of Platoon Two, Company B. say that we’re foolish, and incompetent—a collection of half-wits and merry prank¬sters who couldn’t build a pup tent, much less a campsite, to save our lives. say that we’re reckless and irresponsible. Because we are. We lose bullets like they’re paper clips, we fall asleep during gun lessons, and we never, ever remember to make sandwiches for the Yeshiva Boys.