The question "Who is the Most Famous Jew?" is one that has been debated since 230 B.C., when Jerry Lewis first challenged Albert Einstein for the title. Over many centuries, the discussion became more heated, until in 1067 it exploded into a full fledged interstellar battle royal, which continued until Borat, seeing the havoc wreaked and wishing to prevent further destruction, asked for a decision to made once and for all. The academy, seeing the wisdom in Borat's words, chose John Zorn to be the decider. These are indisputably the Most Famous Great Jews of all time. It is safe to assume that any one of them can fight Chuck Norris to a draw. Any Jews that did not make the list were eaten by a Grue.
- (John Zorn has scientifically formulated who qualifies as the most famous Jews using his Amiga. All statistical algorithms, for example: "There is n% chance that I invented the internets", were obtained by The Royal Statistical Society.)
edit Why Zorn?
The wide body of John Zorn is made of a pebbly, stone-like material. He has a large, powerful mouth on top of his head with three long arms, tipped with sharp talons, symmetrically positioned every 120 degrees around him. Between his arms are large, stone-lidded eyes that see in all directions. At his base are three thick, short legs, each directly beneath an eye. His whole body is designed for burrowing, mouth first. These factors were instrumental in his being chosen by the academy to compile the following list of Famous Great Jews.
edit The Gallery
These Jews are funny. Especially Adorno.
Sammy Davis writes for the NYTimes. Shatner keeps a log. Sperber was in Mr. Write with Paul Riser and Martin Mull.
edit Biblical Jews
The bible has a reputation for being anti-semitic. But as Noam Chomsky has pointed out, some of the greatest jews in history play a central role in the dead sea scrolls. Larry Fine invented the cheesesteak in Deutoronomy. Andy Kaufman wrote chapter 2. And Phil Spector killed his wife.
Judah Maccabee was a Scientologist. Fonzie jumped the Zemu, or Zenu. Kefka was good friends with Elrond Hubbard, and according to Sam Dood, was the founding father of Rivendell.
edit Stars of Stage & Screen
They're too sexy for the catwalk.
edit Tackleberry, Goldthwait and Hightower
edit Jews on Mt. Rushmore
edit And John Zorn's Number 1 Famous Great Jew...
Runner up: David Lee Roth