Ben Stiller satirizes Adam Sandler's 'Chanukah Song' at Mark Twain Prize ceremony


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Adam Sandler, far right, and his wife Jackie Sandler pose with actor Ben Stiller as they arrive for the 24th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, on March 19, 2023.

(JTA) - Ben Stiller offered his own High Holiday alternative to Adam Sandler's "Chanukah Song" as his fellow Jewish comedian accepted the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

During an awards ceremony that took place on March 19 and aired on CNN, Stiller asked from the stage at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts how Sandler's novelty song, first heard on "Saturday Night Live" in 1994, became a seasonal standard.

"It's really just a list of rhyming celebrity names, and yet it goes multiplatinum and it's become a holiday radio staple that my daughter forces us all to...

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