EXCLUSIVE: NonStop Entertainment has acquired Scandinavian, Icelandic and Baltic rights from The Film Sales Company to Alan Zweig’s documentary When Jews Were Funny.

Andrew Herwitz and NonStop director of acquisitions and distribution Jakob Abrahamsson closed the deal after the first P+I screening ahead of its world premiere today [Sept 10].

NonStop plans a limited theatrical release for the film, which explores the history of Jewish comedy. Jeff Glickman and Jesse Ikeman produced.

Herwitz is in talks with US and English-language buyers.