Already closed | 1h 20m | Midtown W

Not That Jewish

From 150 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Absorbing

About the show

Emmy Award-winning writer and comedian, Monica Piper, stars in her autobiographical solo show about being Jew-"ish." More…

From growing up in a show business family and taking her first step onto a comedy club stage, to a WASP wedding and an "almost" night with Mickey Mantle, Piper shares the milestones and moments that have shaped her life. Using the same signature wit found in her writing for 'Roseanne' and 'Mad About You,' Piper takes the audience on a journey from innocence to individuality, reliant to resilient, sharing both humor and heartache along the way.

1h 20m | Already closed | New World Stages (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (150)


Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Absorbing

Funny, Banal, Disappointing, Overrated, Fluffy

See it if Enjoy one person shows. Are a cultural Jew who thinks that eating bagels and lox and chopped liver are authentic Components of Judaism.

Don't see it if You are tired of the idea that eating bagels and lox and chopped liver Is what Judaism is all about. Or if you favor traditional values.

Disappointing, Quirky

See it if you like one-woman shows that are also memoirs.

Don't see it if you are not a fan about a person's life journey.

Disappointing, Overrated

See it if Like to hear about people's lives in general, not necessarily funny, just informative.

Don't see it if Expect more humor, jewish humor, as would think from the title.

Ambitious, Disappointing, Sad, Funny

See it if you are with a group of people who are Jewish. Don't go alone. I did and it was not as enjoyable as maybe it could have been. Depressing

Don't see it if You don't like one-women shows and are not Jewish. You will not get any of the jokes or references and it probably will be very confusing

Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Great acting, Quirky

See it if like one act performances.

Don't see it if you're bored of dry humor.

Clever, Funny, Cliched, Dated, Entertaining

See it if You're in the mood for a mildly entertaining comedy.

Don't see it if You're looking for something great.

Funny, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You are Jewish

Don't see it if If you are looking for something special

During previews
Disappointing, Funny, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You get free tickets

Don't see it if You don't like one-woman shows about being Jewish

During previews
Funny, Cliched, Quirky

See it if You are interested in one-person format shows and are interested in personal, anecdotal comedy

Don't see it if you're expecting something unique or challenging.

November 30th, 2016
"Ms. Piper is in her comfort zone with the funny stuff, of course, and the comedic high points are delicious. She’s less successful when she turns serious, trying for a poignancy that requires more acting skill than she possesses; several segments are more maudlin than moving…But she smartly neve...
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October 24th, 2016
"Piper's acclaim and sheer reliability is likely why the show has come to the Big Apple, but 'Not That Jewish' can't shake the feeling that it belongs more in a synagogue social hall...Her Old World-style jokes, just on the cusp of dirty, go down easy and earn friendly chuckles. But Piper's prese...
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November 1st, 2016
"Piper, who can ram home a punch line with the best of them, is, most of the time, a relaxed, affable presence, and she doesn't shy away from the sorrows in her life story...The darker the subject matter, the funnier Piper is...'Not That Jewish' is warm, funny, and grounded in plenty of gritty de...
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October 24th, 2016
"What you get is not a stand-up routine, but a standard-issue bio play with, perhaps, an above-average number of laughs...Piper has taken the unusual avenue of not trying to split your sides, even though she's clearly capable of doing so, and instead taken the attack straight to your heart...'Not...
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