8 Jewish Jokes by Nick Kroll that will make you cry
This year’s Big Event is featuring the fantastic and hilarious Nick Kroll. Nick Kroll will be doing standup at the event exclusive for Jewish Chicago and hosted by YLD on December 16th 2023. Kroll is a talented actor, comedian, and writer, who proudly embraces his Jewish heritage. Jewish jokes and Jewish humor is an integral part of Kroll’s life and identity. Raised in a Jewish household, Kroll often incorporates elements of his cultural background into his comedy, showcasing a deep connection and appreciation for his roots. Kroll’s proud acknowledgment of his Jewish identity serves as an inspiration for many and we can not wait for the show next month. Get your tickets now>>
Big Mouth: The Story of Passover
As Nick Kroll is an executive producer and co-creator of the Netflix hit animated comedy “Big Mouth”, we wanted to start this list with a great story line from the show. Kroll is a writer who voices over 40 different roles throughout the Big Mouth series and spin-off Human Resources.
Roast of James Franco
Nick Kroll’s standup at the Roast of James Franco is one of his greatest Jewish moments on stage. Many of his fellow roasters are also members of the tribe so Kroll decides to answer if Jews do in fact control the media “because we are really good at it”.
Little Big Boy: Netflix Special
In September of 2022, Nick Kroll released a Netflix special called Little Big Boy and really showcased his Jewish comedy. He jokes about his addiction to snacks, and the general failings of his body, from eczema to lactose intolerance. Many Jews have stomach issues and this is a very relatable bit between Nick and himself, where his inner self sounds like British celebrity Jason Statham.
Jewish Moms Bit
In this next joke from the Little Big Boy Special, Kroll jokes about channeling his inner Jewish mom and telling all the viewers who have moms to text and call them.
Kanye West at Synagogue on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
On November 3, 2022 Nick Kroll was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! When asked which musician Kroll would most want a birthday surprise, he jokingly suggests Kanye West. This was shortly after Kanye’s antisemitic remarks went viral. In the following video at 5:24, Jimmy and Nick pretend to have an aside about why Kanye might not be the right choice anymore.
John Mulaney and Nick Kroll in Oh, Hello
Did you know about the Off-Broadway show starring John Mulaney and Nick Kroll? In this hilarious comedy show, Mulaney and Kroll star as Gil Faison and George St. Geegland, pretending to be old men with very strong New York accents.
Released in 2011, Nick Kroll blows combines hilarious standup material with unbelievably funny short films. This special also featured appearances from his infamous characters Fabrice Fabrice, Bobby Bottleservice, El Chupacabra and Oh, Hello. Our favorite Jewish joke from this special is also about stomach issues and this time at the DMV. We all can relate to a midnight snack of dairy and meat gone incredibly wrong.
Nick Kroll, with his sharp wit and relatable humor, offers a unique glimpse into his Jewish heritage through his comedy. Each joke, whether it’s about a Seder dinner or a humorous take on being a part of the “Jewish media elite,” is delivered with a blend of affection and self-awareness. Kroll’s ability to weave his cultural identity into his humor not only enriches his comedic style but also resonates with a broader audience. We can not wait to see Nick Kroll live at the Big Event hosted by YLD this December 16th 2023. Get your tickets now!