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- n. (noun) One who encourages audience participation.
- n. (noun) Someone who incites others into action.
As in previous shows, she re-creates a Sophie Tucker routine, 'Max From the Income Tax,' which ostensibly is about economic chaos but reveals more about her fascination with Tucker, a Jewish tummler who for 60 years made herself the butt literally of her own jokes about being a zaftig farbissina.
He nearly died from pneumonia last year and gets around in a wheelchair, difficult for a fizzy, rubbery-faced tummler who once danced a soft-shoe if you pointed a camera at him.
‘Tummler’ comes from the Yiddish ‘tumlen,’ to make a racket.