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

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You are that Jewish or if you enjoy good comedy.

Don't see it if You don't have much of a sense of humor.

Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Poignant

See it if you want to never stop laughing and also shed a few tears. A must for anyone who grew up in Jewish New York and anyone else!

Don't see it if you don't like to laugh.

Funny, Fluffy, Dated

See it if You want to see a hero's journey

Don't see it if You are frightened by blue eyed blond hair men.

Funny, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if You want to see a memoir of the perfect daughter, niece and mother.

Don't see it if Blond haired, blue eyed devils serve as a trigger for past traumatic events in your life.

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy well-constructed one-person shows with depth, humor, and compassion.

Don't see it if You want everything spelled out.

Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if You enjoy 1 woman shows and are a New Yorker

Don't see it if You don't like 1 woman shows

Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You are Jewish and interested in Jewish identity. Like jokes and like to laugh. Like interesting women, like to see the arc of a life.

Don't see it if Are not interested in women's lives. Are not interested in issues of religious or ethnic identity.

Funny, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if you want a show with heart. Recommended for anyone who likes solo shows, Jewish humor and a woman's perspective.

Don't see it if you don't like an intimate and personal, with laughs and tears type of a show

Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Stereotypical, Biographical

See it if are Jewish, enjoy stand up type comedy, enjoy hearing about another persons life

Don't see it if you can't laugh at yourself, if you are looking for lots of drama.

Funny, Fluffy, Entertaining, Edgy, Must see

See it if Honestly, at first was a bit slow, didn't really seem interested but then, it was intense, there were tears. Just about her life story.

Don't see it if if you not into laughter, or crying

Also everything was interested, edge of your seat, you got to know who Moni... Read more Read less

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.

Funny, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You are ready to laugh and to be sentimental at the same time.

Don't see it if you do not want to be surrounded by full-theater of Jewish, who are laughing their religion off.

Absorbing, Funny, Poignant, Refreshing, Engaging

See it if You like to laugh but also like some poignancy derived from the performer's personal family experiences.

Don't see it if You don't like one-person shows that are both funny but also moving and personal.

Funny, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if -you're a love a comedy with some serious/real moments. -you're a fan of standup comedy -you're a fan of Monica Piper -you like a good laugh

Don't see it if -you're not a fan of Monica Piper -you don't like a literal storytelling play, the play is Monica telling her story -you want a musical

Cliched, Entertaining, Funny, Slow, Clever

See it if you are up for a comedy show like Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays

Don't see it if you are not into ethnic humor

Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Not to be missed

See it if It is a touching and funny show which is very easy to relate with for those who grew up Jewish in the 60's and 70's. It is a one woman show

Don't see it if If you haven't had the same experiences and did not grow up in that time period. It is also more for women. Also if can't see other problems

Enchanting, Funny, Entertaining, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You do not have to be jewish to see it. It falls on family traditions of any religion. It was a story of a Jewish women and her life.

Don't see it if if you do not like family stories.

Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if You enjoy watching a one woman show.

Don't see it if You dont enjoy comedians speak about their lives.

Funny, Absorbing, Refreshing

See it if you're Jewish or not - it really doesn't matter. See it if you like stand up comedy and reading memoirs.

Don't see it if you don't like family stories.

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if you would like to be entertained and laugh. It was a fun mother/daughter evening out. Monica Piper is a real original.

Don't see it if You are visiting town and only have time to see the one or two "best" shows.

Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Funny, Masterful

See it if You remember your Jewish roots. Monica Piper's material is spot on!

Don't see it if If you're looking for a Broadway production . If Judaism isn't your "shtick", not the show for you.

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.

Hilarious, Funny, Jewish, Heart warming, Great acting

See it if You like smart jokes and are interested in the stand up comedy felt shows that leave you with good laughs and the amazing story of her life.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in a one man/woman plays and are looking for a made up plot with a faster pace.

Hilarious, Great writing, Quirky, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Funny take on what it means to be Jewish or not that Jewish or funny.

Don't see it if Cultural humor doesn't resonate with you.

Funny, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if you like one women shows

Don't see it if you are jewish and don't like stereotypes

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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