Albert Brooks talking about his new movie, "Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World": "One of them asked me: Are you a Jew. I answered, "Not right now."
You know I really want to like Albert Brooks' movies, but somehow they are not as funny as his interviews. On Fresh Air yesterday, I think I figured out why: "I don't make movies to make people laugh, that's not what humor is about."
Turns out he had a tough childhood. Another rabbi masquerading as a stand-up.