Howard Jacobson: on Being Jewish

August 3, 2011 at 5:16 pm

You’ve got to love a Booker Prize winner who can joke about Samuel Coleridge, bowel cancer and the mispronunciation of chutzpah over drinks at The High Bar. Howard Jacobson (The Finkler Question) trades quips and insights with Warren Etheredge, kibitzing about Phillip Roth, self-loathing and the London Olympics logo. Join them as they raise a toast to and raise the bar for… Being Jewish.

Shot on location at The Chapel Bar (Seattle) with the assistance of manager Patrick Cyr.

Produced by Warren Etheredge and Owen Kindig.

Directed by Owen Kindig

Crew: Owen Kindig, Philip Camp, Patrick Lloyd, and Lionel Flynn.

Edited by Robyn Scaringi

Special thanks to:

Peter Miller, Bloomsbury Publishing
Susan Kese, Joy Delf Media Service
Stesha Brandon, University Bookstore

& Nancy Dragun

Guests of The High Bar receive a gift bag with goodies provided by:

Cupcake Royale
Dipti’s Chai Tea Masala
The Gifted Vine Wine Company
Seattle Sorbets
Sip & Ship
Skydottir Epic Cookies
Theo Chocolate


  • Athena Nation

    oh my god! This was excellent. :)
    Any day I get to hear anyone talk about Philip Roth (the bastard mysgonist I loved reading more than Suzie Bright – yeah, I said it!) is a day well discussed over fake wine and good cheese.

    • I’m not one to pick sides between my guests, but it’s true, I’ve read more Howard Jacobson (and Philip Roth!) than Susie Bright. But after Jews, laughs and wisdom, there’s nothing wrong with a little sex, right?

      Your name is on the guest list (plus one!) for Wednesday night’s show at Town Hall with John Lithgow. Mention The High Bar and The Warren Report.

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