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
Avg Score

Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched, Indulgent, Mild comedy

See it if You want an uneventful soft mildly funny show to pass the time. You are not tired of 70's&80's new feminist bio. all too familiar

Don't see it if You expect real hilarious standup intense laughter or really funny Jewish humor ala Joan Rivers, Rodney Dangerfield, or Catskills' style.

Also Not That Jewish is Not That Funny! The one woman show is just inspired... Read more Read less

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if You are Jewish

Don't see it if You know nothing about the Jewish culture

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Autobiographical

See it if You like to laugh & you like comedy. You like real stories & stories about being Jewish. You like hearing about life in NYC & LA.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a one-woman show. You're not interested in the life of a Jewish comedian / mother.

Delightful, Funny, Great writing, Resonant, Touching,

See it if you want to laugh and cry, and have a great evening. Monica is marvelous.

Don't see it if you don't like one person shows, and don't like to laugh.

Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy watching a one act, one woman show about the life story of a Jewish stand-up comic and TV script writer

Don't see it if you don't enjoy cabaret style shows; the show has some nice moments, but it seems like one long stand up routine with a lot of punch lines

Clever, Funny, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if You like watching a Solo show from an entertaining comedian who tells her life story with much laughter and a little sadness

Don't see it if If you prefer a grander show with entertainment value greater than listening to simple facts of one's life

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if anyone who enjoys a sense of humor and a story well told

Don't see it if you expect borsh belt humor

Absorbing, Funny, Intelligent, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy listening to an autobiography. The highs and the lows told in an open and honest manner.

Don't see it if You want a fantasy. You don't want to hear someone else talk about their lives, warts and all.

Also I guess I have a Jewish heart even if I cannot eat chopped liver. When... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Funny

See it if it was a fun play

Don't see it if no reason

Amusing, Resonant, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if You are familiar with Jewish humor and traditions.

Don't see it if You are not familiar with Jewish humor and traditions and have no interest in them.

Cliched, Disappointing, Entertaining, Amusing, Indulgent

See it if You want to wax nostalgic about growing up Jewish in the Bronx in the 50's. Are feeling guilty because you don't go to temple.

Don't see it if You're under 50 and can still tie your own shoelaces and you don't have an aging parent with you.

Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Touching

See it if understand Jewish culture or want to understand Jewish culture. This is a very heartwarming and funny autobiographical short play.

Don't see it if you don't care about Jewish culture.

Also Although this is truly a funny, you will leave with a lump in your thr... Read more Read less

Clever, Cliched

See it if you married out of your religion

Don't see it if you cannot appreciate a one woman show

Funny, Intelligent, Entertaining, Delightful, Touching,

See it if You want to laugh a lot and shed a tear or two during this heart-felt autobiographical show.

Don't see it if You don't like comedy, autobiographical stories, or one-person shows.

Funny, Hilarious, Clever, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You're Jewish; you know at least 1 Jew; or you know that Jewish people exist in the world. You like a One-Woman Show. You like Jewish humor.

Don't see it if You don't like seeing one-person performances. You don't have a sense of humor. You like to see more traditional "Stand-Up-Comedy" Shows ;~)

Great acting, Intense, Funny

See it if like personal stories told in a funny and caring way.

Don't see it if you do not like one person shows or personal journeys.

Funny, Great writing, Great staging, Resonant, Clever

See it if You like a well-written, well-staged solo show with plenty of funny lines and a meaningful storyline.

Don't see it if Solo shows don't have enough material to interest you and you don't like multimedia in theater.

Touching, Delightful, Great writing, Funny, Profound

See it if you're Jewish, not Jewish but enjoys a good kinish, or not remotely religious. Monica Piper is the comedian that you didn't know you knew.

Don't see it if It's a one-woman show. No musical numbers, not a stand-up routine. It's touching and profound and funny. Secularly in line w/ the title.

Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You want to hear a funny, touching story of a woman's life.

Don't see it if You didn't like 700 Hundred Sundays.

Clever, Enchanting, Funny, Hilarious, Authentic

See it if You enjoy Jewish humor, enjoy a one woman show and value family relationships.

Don't see it if Are totally unfamiliar with the Jewish culture and are not opened to learning about it through heartfelt, thought provking comedy.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing

See it if you are jewish, or if you like 'human-interest' stories

Don't see it if you want something fast-moving or exciting

Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You need a good laugh and a very pleasant evening.

Don't see it if You take yourself too seriously and find it hard to laugh at the ironies of life.

Also Monica is charming, funny, and will seem to become a comfortable new f... Read more Read less


See it if You like hearing someone tell a story. Monica Piper did not miss a beat describing the stages of her life.

Don't see it if You don't like hearing someones' life story.

Also If you are Jewish you will find this show endearing and funny. Theater... Read more Read less

Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if you appreciate one woman stand-up comedy or story telling.

Don't see it if you prefer shows with singing, dancing and a large case.

Clever, Entertaining, Sad and funny

See it if you enjoy hearing the joy and pathos of someone's life told in an entertaining way.

Don't see it if you do not like one-person shows or cannot sit through a monologue which is sometimes very funny and sometimes quite sad.

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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