||A humorous play in one act by Der Tunkeler, 1881-1949. Der Tunkeler is the pseudonym of Joseph Tunkel, a Yiddish humorist and cartoonist. Born in Bobruisk, White Russia, he emigrated to New York in 1906, where he founded and edited the satirical weeklies Der Kibitzer (1909–10) and Der Groyse Kundes (1910), but in 1910 returned to Warsaw, where he edited the humorous supplement of the Yiddish daily Der Moment.
In 1939 he succeeded in escaping to France and, in 1941, to the United States, where he wrote for the New York Yiddish daily Forward.
Der Tunkeler was one of the most popular humorists in the Yiddish press. His humorous pamphlets and books were widely read, his one-act plays often performed, and his comic sketches recited by many artists. His good-natured humor and mild satire are contained in such works as Oyf tsu Kloymersht (1924). He edited the humorous magazine Zoyer Milkh (1927), and Ikh Lakh fun Aykh (1931).