Mac Maron

Interview: Alan Zweig

We talk to When Jews Were Funny documentarian Alan Zweig (whose latest film debuts at TIFF this week) about the challenges of getting a comic to open up on camera about real topics, the generation gap he noticed, how Mel Brooks making his father laugh opened up his eyes to Jewish humour, how to deal with a difficult interview, and what he hopes his daughter can take from him after he’s gone.