This Austrian Comedian Tells Jokes About Jews. Not Everyone Is Laughing

Lisa Eckhart has jokes about Jewish noses, Jewish money and Jewish sex offenders. While she says satire is supposed to hurt, her detractors say it invites the criticism she receives, including accusations of antisemitism

Konstantin Nowotny
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Konstantin Nowotny

Comedian Lisa Eckhart describes herself as “an angry, screaming Austrian rejected by art schools and loved by Germans who will never learn.” For her, no subject is off-limits when she gets on a stage: gay and transgender people, Black people, Christians, Jews. In fact, the more politically incorrect the issue, the more likely she is to be drawn to it.

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