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May 22, 1992 - Image 74

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-05-22

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'Frum'

Continued from preceding page

The joke that finally tickled
Mr. Leno enough to use resulted
from a real-life experience in Mr.
Silbermintz's home. "I was in a
hurry to heat up a frozen pizza
for dinner for my boys," he re-
called. The directions said to heat
at 300 degrees for ten minutes,
"so I figured why not speed things
up by setting it at 3,000 degrees
for a minute."
Success, even then, came slow-
ly. Mr. Silbermintz had sold Mr.
Leno only five jokes when, in
1986, he went to meet the come-
dian after a performance in Long
Island and Mr. Leno offered him
the chance to come to Hollywood
and work on a television special
with him.
Mr. Silbermintz was touched
by the fact that Mr. Leno showed
so much faith in him. He worked
on the TV show for seven weeks,
at a time when he was having fi-
nancial difficulties. "That break
saved me," he said.
Mr. Silbermintz has only
praise for Mr. Leno, as a comedi-
an and as a mentsh. "Jay is
what you see, a nice guy who
cares about people. When I was
struggling, he told me, 'Hang
in there and I'll help you out.'
And he did.
"Jay observes everyday life in
a fresh, creative way. He never
writes material down. He just
tells it, and if he gets a laugh, he
keeps it.
"I'm married to him," Mr. Sil-
bermintz laughed. "He doesn't
know it, though."
While the idea of an Orthodox
Jew from the Bronx writing ma-
terial for a part Italian, part Scot-
tish comedian from Andover,
Mass. may seem incongruous,
Mr. Silbermintz says that the two
have many shared values.
"He's a family man. He doesn't
drink or smoke and he hates
dirty or racist material," he not-
ed about Mr. Leno who, he added,
has come to learn a good deal
about Judaism through his as-
sociation with Mr. Silbermintz.
"Jay is comfortable with my
wearing a yarmulke, he knows
words like Shabbos and shul,
and once, when I brought a group
of Orthodox friends to meet him
back stage after a performance,
and he came in and saw how qui-
et we were, Jay said, 'oh, this
must be the wrong room, it looks
like they're sitting shivah.' "
After faxing Mr. Leno about 70
jokes a week from his home in
New Jersey for the last several
years, Mr. Silbermintz can't wait
to be "part of the chevra" (group)
in Hollywood, which includes all-
night comedy-writing sessions in
Mr. Leno's kitchen.
He plans to write most of his
topical material at home, pacing
around the house, but says "the
best bits come when [the writ-
ers] sit around together."
As for adjusting to Orthodox
Jewish life in L.A., Mr. Silber-
mintz said that Orthodox Jews
are the same everywhere, "al-

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