Those growing up in the 50's and 60's will remember the two Yiddish comedians, Dzigan and Shumacher.
The performances of Dzigan and Shumacher typically opened with skits based on items from daily newspapers. Their humor was aimed at anti-Semites and government functionaries, but also at themselves and their public. Routines based on domestic life would follow.
Holocaust survivors would get some comical relief and laugh hysterically listening to the recordings of these two comedians who blended humor with sarcasm.
Who can ever forget, the skit "Vefill Ir Farshteit" or the hilarious "Einshtein Veinshtein" ...some will remember with fondness the skit ... "Yankel Friedman" where Dzigan tried to jog the memory of Shumacher .... to convince him that Shumacher knew who Yankel Friedman was ... this goes on for a full half hour ...
Well above is an old photo of Shimon Dzigan meeting the Bobover Rebbe.... I guess it was in Israel .... The Bobover Rebbe doesn't look too impressed!