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

Edgy, Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You love life

Don't see it if You hate people

Funny, Clever, Enchanting, Great acting

See it if see u if you are Jewish

Don't see it if short

Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining, Must see, Great writing

See it if You enjoy a real life portrayal both poignant and funny.

Don't see it if you are looking for action.

Funny, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You like biographical stand up comedy, similar to Billy Crystal's "700 Sundays"

Don't see it if You don't like small productions


See it if you like upbeat fun and interactive play

Don't see it if you like musicals and big productions

During previews
Funny, Entertaining

See it if Exactly what you'd expect. Funny for sure.

Don't see it if Kvetchy humor or one person comedy shows are not your thing.

During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Moving, Great writing, Quirky

See it if You enjoy hearing life stories. You want to be both entertained & moved.

Don't see it if You dislike life stories. You want a 100% comedy. You don't like one person shows.

During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Resonant

See it if To see a heartwarming and quite funny one woman show. Monica Piper does a great job depicting all the characters. Second half very strong.

Don't see it if You don't like one person shows about someone's life story.

Also There are Jewish themes but anyone could enjoy it. Really about family... Read more Read less

During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You love to laugh as Performer/Writer Monica Piper unravels her life story in 1 1/2 hours of great storytelling.Everyone can relate.

Don't see it if You dislike solo auto-bio shows and some Jewish tinged humor. You refuse to be happy.

Also Monica wrote for many comedy shows including Roseanne, Mad About You, ... Read more Read less

During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great storytelling

See it if You like one person performances. You like to hear a great story. You like to laugh. You want to be entertained and smile a lot

Don't see it if You don't like one person performances. You don't like to hear a good story. You don't want to laugh

During previews
Funny, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You like talented writing and one woman shows. (I saw it in Los Angeles)

Don't see it if You are expecting big production values, or prefer musicals. It's an intimate piece.

During previews
Funny, Hilarious, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you love autobiographical stories that are hysterical & heart warming about what exactly it means to be Jewish growing up & through out life

Don't see it if you are not a fan of one person autobiographical stories

During previews
Clever, Exquisite, Funny, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if A superb storyteller recount her Jewish upbringing and life with humor and pathos.

Don't see it if One woman shows bore you

During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, So descriptive of her family, that you almost feel as if you know them

See it if Want something light, comical and autobiographical. Overall, a heartwarming story; you feel the love. Grandma was very wise.

Don't see it if You do not like one person or autobiographical shows.

During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you would like a good laugh. The show was funny and Monica did an amazing job of making you feel as part of her journey.

Don't see it if you do not want to see a 1 person show and you do not want to listen to a personal story. If you have no sense of humor.

During previews
Funny, Engaging, Heart-warming

See it if you like a one women show about understanding and accepting who you are. Anybody can relate to the stories told. Time goes by very fast.

Don't see it if don't like shows about family.

During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if If you want to laugh about everyday life, and families

Don't see it if You are looking to see a play with a story line or if you don't like one woman shows

During previews
Cute, Funny, Heart tugging, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy heartwarming one woman shows dealing with life as a Jew and a woman. Ethnic humor abounds in this silly yet thoughtful play.

Don't see it if ethnic humor isn't your thing, or you don't like a monologue style of presentation. Monica Piper delivers in this autobiographical show.

During previews
Charming one woman show

See it if You like one person, autobiographical stories with ethnic themes. Don't need to be Jewish or speak Hebrew to understand the jokes/references

Don't see it if Its not Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays caliber story, but it's a harmless 1 1/2 hours... Not hilarious, but amusing enough to invest the time

During previews
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Endearing, nostalgic, touching

See it if you want to feel connected to your Jewish past

Don't see it if you don't like sentimental one woman shows with a strong Jewish neurotic theme.

During previews
Funny, Slow

See it if you want to hear Monica Piper's life story with a little comedy in between. Funny, but not hilarious.

Don't see it if you want to laugh a lot or original jokes.

During previews
Enchanting, Funny, Quirky, Slow, Indulgent

See it if you like story time with elders. This felt very 700 Sunday-ish, but with less intensity.

Don't see it if you are looking for a high energy, emotional show.

During previews
Heartwarming, Funny, Indulgent, Personal

See it if you'd like to watch a discussion of love through family, religion, and comedy full of Jewish Heart.

Don't see it if the idea of listening to a even a good storyteller tell her life story for an hour and a half bores you. That's what this is.

During previews
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like one person shows that are funny and personable.

Don't see it if you are not interested in one person shows about Jewishness.

During previews
Great writing, Hilarious, Must see, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if To be laughing at a hilarious one woman show. Amazing hour and forty five minutes

Don't see it if You don't like ethnic humor

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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