Comedian Ali Wong's hilarious stand-up special, Hard Knock Wife, premiered on Netflix on Mother's Day.
Wong rose to fame with her first comedy special, "Baby Cobra," filmed when she was pregnant…with her first daughter. In Baby Cobra, Wong candidly joked about dating, "trapping" her husband, miscarriage, and sex. Named as one of the best stand-up specials of 2016, Wong was declared "a tremendous, uncompromising, lewd comedian with a point of view and style that deserves to be celebrated." Similarly, Hard Knock Wife was filmed when… >> Read More
Here’s a scene from a year or two ago that I won’t soon forget:
My then-9-year-old daughter sat reading on the couch.
“Mommy, will you please get me a glass of seltzer?”
“Sure,…Bess.” Since you asked so nicely, and because you enjoy seltzer, the official beverage of our people. “You know, Mommy, I think seltzer is my third favorite drink. After lemonade…”. She paused and looked straight at me, expressionless. “And blood.” I’ve never been prouder. I mean, blood! She used a perfect deadpan delivery and the… >> Read More
In these times, especially, we need to laugh more. To that end, here's our list of hilarious Jewish female comedians whose acts you can stream right after the kids have gone to bed tonight (or…whenever): 1. Sarah Silverman https://youtu.be/rSJEY_CeCtw I'm not going to lie: Sarah Silverman is my favorite — sarcastic, dry, and unforgiving. In her latest Netflix special, "Speck of Dust," and her new weekly talk show, "I Love You America," on Hulu, she takes on everything, from religion to politics to dating. WATCH: "Sarah Silverman: Speck of Dust," Netflix… >> Read More
Lindsey Payne, Elizabeth Triplett, and Ashley Opstad are all LA-based comedians who are in their third trimester of pregnancy. Lately, they have been performing weekly shows together, despite the…complications--and recently made a video discussing why they are doing this. This is amazing in itself, because it shows what pregnancy is really like--while also finding the humor in it. One of my favorite parts about this video is the fact that Lindsey talks about what makes their improv team different than others: Nothing. They… >> Read More
Meet Talia Reese, the Orthodox woman who is one of the edgiest comedians around. She's also a lawyer and mom--showing us that she's more than capable of not only wearing many hats, but mixing the…worlds of offbeat comedy, motherhood, and Orthodox Judaism together. Reese's comedy has been getting a lot of traction lately--she's was featured in the NY Post, where she explained how Shabbat gives her structure to her life, saying, "I could be at clubs all night on Thursday, but by Friday the family will have a home-cooked meal for… >> Read More