comedy

A Comedy Of Anxiety

Making choices can be immobilizing. If recently you’ve bought a laptop or printer, you may have a sense of how hard it is to make a decision. Do you really need a laptop? Perhaps a tablet might do? Do you stick with an inkjet or re-evaluate a laser? Will a multi-function hold up? Too many choices and variables can be overwhelming.

Adam Strauss in "The Mushroom Cure"

Not Such A 'Difficult Person': A Spotlight On Julie Klausner

With an extensive writing career, popular podcast, and new Hulu series, the hilarious Jewess is one to look out for.

08/11/2015 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

In the opening scene of the pilot of Hulu’s newest original scripted series, “Difficult People,” as Julie (Julie Klausner) and Billy (Billy Epstein) arrive to a matinee Broadway performance of “Annie,” the former makes a sly comment on the nature of the beloved musical.

"Difficult People" writer, creator and star Julie Klausner. Via wikimedia.com

Confessions Of Amy Schumer’s Childhood Rabbi

07/20/2015 - 20:00
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That would be me.

From 1988 to 1995, I was Amy Schumer’s rabbi, at Central Synagogue of Nassau County in Rockville Centre, New York.

Amy Schumer. Getty Images

Amateur Comedians Deliver At The Jewish Week's 'Funniest Jewish Comic' Contest

Stand up comedy novices get serious laughs

06/29/2015 - 20:00
Blueprint Editor

At the Jewish Week’s 17th annual “Funniest Jewish Comic” contest on Sunday night, one competitor gave the audience a scare right at the start with a hackneyed set up as old as Moses.

Winner Roy Schaeffer, second place Belinda Boxer, producer Geoff Kole, third place Rena Blech.Courtesy of Broadway Comedy Club

Jill Kargman's Tales From Inside The Upper East Side

In Bravo series, writer and actress brings Jewish Flair 'Primates of Park Avenue' territory.

06/08/2015 - 20:00
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In a sea of Upper East Side Blairs and Serenas, Jill Kargman has made a career out of being the token “Sarah,” a Jewess amongst WASPs.

Jill Kargman as Jill Weber on "Odd Mom Out." Via bravotv.com

Expelled From Ramaz, Former Pot Dealer Scores Netflix Hit

Natasha Lyonne, who plays a Jewish ex-heroin addict on 'Orange Is The New Black,' remains connected to her religious upbringing.

06/08/2015 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Natasha Lyonne is the perfect ex-drug dealer to take home to your Jewish mother—after all, the "Orange Is The New Black" actress was expelled from Ramaz, the acclaimed day school on the Upper East Side, for selling marijuana.

Natasha Lyonne stars on new series of Orange Is The New Black. Getty Images

Jill Kargman's Tales From Inside The Upper East Side

In Bravo series, writer and actress brings Jewish Flair 'Primates of Park Avenue' territory.

06/07/2015 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

In a sea of Upper East Side Blairs and Serenas, Jill Kargman has made a career out of being the token “Sarah,” a Jewess amongst WASPs.

Jill Kargman as Jill Weber on "Odd Mom Out." Via BravoTV.com

Expelled From Ramaz, Former Pot Dealer Scores Netflix Hit

Natasha Lyonne, who plays a Jewish ex-heroin addict on 'Orange Is The New Black,' remains connected to her religious upbringing.

05/27/2015 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Natasha Lyonne is the perfect ex-drug dealer to take home to your Jewish mother—after all, the "Orange Is The New Black" actress was expelled from Ramaz, the acclaimed day school on the Upper East Side, for selling marijuana.

Natasha Lyonne stars on new series of Orange Is The New Black. Getty Images.

Amy Schumer, New Joan Rivers?

The Jewish comedy queen busting the patriarchy, one sketch at a time.

05/20/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Amy Schumer is hot right now.

Comedy Queen Amy Schumer. Getty Images.

10 Best And Most Missed Jewy Moments From The SNL 40th Anniversary Special

Live from Jew York…It’s 40 years of Saturday Night Live.

02/18/2015 - 19:00
Blueprint Editor

Saturday Night Live became Sunday Night Live for one night this past weekend. Lorne Michaels' colossal tribute to the 40th anniversary of the cherished, laudatory sketch comedy show that has been airing on NBC at 11:30 p.m. for the last four decades, served up a potent dose of hilarity blended with nostalgia on Sunday night. With the recent retiring of two late night talk show kings to make way for new rulers, following Leno's dethroning last February, 2015 has been a transformative and monumental year for comedy. So it is only fitting that the head chef of satire would cook up a lavish feast.

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