Seth Rogen's genital jokes

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 March 2009
Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen's genital jokes

Seth Rogen has been making jokes about penises since his career started and got his first break writing gags about circumcision

Seth Rogen got his comedy break writing circumcision jokes.

The 'Knocked Up' actor has been making penis gags since a mohel - someone who performs the Jewish circumcision ritual of Brit milah - hired him when he was a teenager.

Seth, 26, told E!: "My first break was when I did stand up comedy at a lesbian bar for the first time, and it went well.

"Soon after that I was hired by a mohel to write jokes. He saw me perform and he wanted his circumcision ceremonies to be funny.

"He approached me - I was 15 years old - and he said to me, 'I'll pay you $50 an hour to write circumcision jokes for me.'

"So, I did it. See - I've been writing d**k jokes since day one. That's sad - I just realised that."

The Canadian-born star continued to perform stand up routines and won the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest aged just 16.

Seth recently admitted his personality and humour haven't proved as popular with children.

He said: "I did a meet-and-greet with kids after a premiere in Australia. I realised kids just don't like Seth Rogen. I scare the s**t out of them. Maybe it's my laugh or that I'm a big, hairy guy. They just don't like me."


1. Mark Lyndon26 Mar 2009, 2:19pm Report

I wonder if they hire people to tell jokes about it in the countries where they cut parts off girls...

Not all Jewish people believe in circumcision. Brit Shalom is an alternative naming ceremony to celebrate the birth of baby boys to Jewish families. These sites are all run by Jewish people opposed to circumcision:

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