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NOT THAT JEWISH

The hilarious comedy written and performed by Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated writer, actor and comedian Monica Piper. From her show biz family in the Bronx, to a WASP wedding, to her first step on a comedy club stage, life as a single mother, and an almost night with Mickey Mantle, Piper shares the milestones and moments that shaped her life with the same signature wit found in her writing on Roseanne, Mad About You, and her Emmy Award-winning work on Rugrats. Reminiscent of Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays with a peppering of Neil Simon’s Lost In Yonkers, NOT THAT JEWISH is 85 lightning-fast minutes of funny, moving and inspirational theater.

NOT THAT JEWISH

The hilarious comedy written and performed by Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated writer, actor and comedian Monica Piper. From her show biz family in the Bronx, to a WASP wedding, to her first step on a comedy club stage, life as a single mother, and an almost night with Mickey Mantle, Piper shares the milestones and moments that shaped her life with the same signature wit found in her writing on Roseanne, Mad About You, and her Emmy Award-winning work on Rugrats. Reminiscent of Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays with a peppering of Neil Simon’s Lost In Yonkers, NOT THAT JEWISH is 85 lightning-fast minutes of funny, moving and inspirational theater.

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Critics Are Saying

“Funny…delicious…a gem.”
-NEW YORK TIMES

“Very funny and very real. Kudos to Piper for turning laughter and tears into a memorable theater experience.”
-HUFFINGTON POST

“We are in the presence of a real comedy she-mensch.  Piper’s humor is deftly performed and impeccably timed.”
-STAGE RAW

“The tears she wrings out of you make the laughter all the more sweet.  What makes her performance more than just stand up is the way she also bravely confronts the dark side.”
-TOTAL THEATER

“Monica Piper – a great writer, comedienne and actress – has put together a work of art about life, family, and values. One of the most moving things I’ve ever seen. It made me laugh. It made me cry.”
-SIRIUS XM RADIO

“Magical, endearing and extraordinarily entertaining. To make the best entertainment decision you could make in years, go see this show!”
-JEWISH JOURNAL

Wonderful evening of entertainment… extremely funny.”
-BROADWAY WORLD

“Hilarious, moving, sensitive and nuanced.”
-JEWISH WEEK

“Much like Billy Crystal in 700 Sundays, Piper tells her personal story in such an honest way that it becomes not just compelling, but universal.”
-LIVELY ARTS

“Piper’s extraordinary writing, timing and performance could easily make a Klansman yearn for pot roast and convert to Judaism.”
-RICHARD LEWIS

Monica Piper has made me laugh for years – go see her show and bring the whole mishpucha !!”
-ROSIE O’DONNELL

“You don’t have to be Jewish to love this brilliant show. You just have to love laughing non-stop for an entire evening, except when you are a bit teary. You have to love a great story, a five-foot-tall hero, and the beauty of the human spirit.”
-ELAYNE BOOSLER

“Funny, honest and touching.”
-FRAN DRESCHER

“Enormous crossover appeal. A fast-paced scrapbook, funny and heart-warming unqualified delight. I cannot imagine anyone’s not enjoying being in Piper’s company for 90 minutes. And if there are any such, I wouldn’t want to know them.”
-ARTS in LA

By show’s end, we come to love and appreciate Monica Piper, and all she’s endured; when someone is able to dig deep into one’s own challenges, along the oft bumpy road of life, and creatively express the journey with humor, the result is phenomenal!”
-LA EXAMINER

A hit with audiences and critics alike, The New York Times raves “...the comedic high points are delicious,” The Huffington Post calls NOT THAT JEWISH “very funny and very real. Piper may not be that Jewish, but with this outpouring she's that good,” and “Endearing, witty and quick. You only stop laughing long enough to cry." WOR Radio raves “you don't have to be that Jewish, to love Not That Jewish. I'm taking my mother! I encourage you all to see this show.” The Jewish Standard raves “Not That Jewish’ is Plenty Jewish. Funny and sweet. An entertaining lifetime of experiences,” while Jewish Week describes Piper’s performance as “hilarious, moving, sensitive and nuanced.” Joan Hamburg of ABC Radio calls NOT THAT JEWISH “a real treat! We laughed like we haven’t laughed in a long time. Everyone can relate. I had a wonderful time.”

A hit with audiences and critics alike, The New York Times raves “...the comedic high points are delicious,” The Huffington Post calls NOT THAT JEWISH “very funny and very real. Piper may not be that Jewish, but with this outpouring she's that good,” and “Endearing, witty and quick. You only stop laughing long enough to cry." WOR Radio raves “you don't have to be that Jewish, to love Not That Jewish. I'm taking my mother! I encourage you all to see this show.” The Jewish Standard raves “Not That Jewish’ is Plenty Jewish. Funny and sweet. An entertaining lifetime of experiences,” while Jewish Week describes Piper’s performance as “hilarious, moving, sensitive and nuanced.” Joan Hamburg of ABC Radio calls NOT THAT JEWISH “a real treat! We laughed like we haven’t laughed in a long time. Everyone can relate. I had a wonderful time.”