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

During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Resonant, Clever

See it if See it (EVEN if you don't usually) like one woman/comedienne shows! Totally relatable and real - felt connected!

Don't see it if you have no sense of humor, or no interest in interesting people's stories told with a real sense of humor

During previews
Quirky, Entertaining, Delightful, Intelligent, Cute

See it if You like one person shows, that are accessible, fun, personal - anecdotal comedy.

Don't see it if Like to be challenged, prefer drama with sweeping sets, costumes and casts.

During previews
Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Touching, Personal

See it if you want to see a very personal account of one woman's life told with wit and sense of humor. Everyone can enjoy, not just Jews.

Don't see it if you won't like personal touching yet funny stories that will make you laugh and cry.

During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Must see

See it if You are, or aren't Jewish! Lol. You like to laugh, and even tear up a bit. You enjoy 90 minutes of from-the-heart comedy.

Don't see it if You don't like to laugh. You don't like 1 woman shows. You don't have a heart

During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if You appreciate Jewish culture and stand-up comedy.

Don't see it if You have no interest in either stand-up comedy or Jewish culture.

During previews
Funny, Poignant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if If you like a humorous, yet bittersweet one person autobiography that's easily relatable.

Don't see it if You're expecting a comedy routine.

During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if you enjoy funny, warm-hearted, sincere storytelling. As a gentile, I can attest that you don't have to be Jewish to enjoy the show!

Don't see it if you don't like one woman shows, standup comedy, and impressions.

During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Resonant, Family-friendly

See it if you like-one person shows-coming off age stories-autobiographical pieces-the Yiddish language-sorry one act plays-minimal set design

Don't see it if you don't like-one person shows-physical comedy. want-live music-

During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing, Exceeded expectations!

See it if you like women comics/comedy writers. She one of the best and her material is for everyone. NEVER bored.

Don't see it if you don't like one women shows.

During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Cliched

See it if you enjoy comic first-person autobiographies with a strong Jewish flavor

Don't see it if you are tired of old-style Jewish self-stereotyping, even if the jokes really land

Also There were a lot of clichés, but all the seeds dropped in the first pa... Read more Read less

During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Resonant, Refreshing

See it if You like one woman shows that make you laugh and are also poignant and touching at times

Don't see it if You don't want to laugh, cry and be touched by a true story all in an hour and 20 minutes

During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You enjoy funny personal stories that are also touching.

Don't see it if You don't like strong independent clever women!

During previews
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if You enjoy a warm, touching, honest, funny one person show. Very engaging and entertaining. Moving.

Don't see it if You want a big musical with lots of characters. You hate one person shows.

During previews
Absorbing, Delightful, Funny

See it if You want to see an entertaining, funny show, that also has sad moments, but is very absorbing.

Don't see it if You don't like one woman shows with a theme of being Jewish.

During previews
Delightful, Hilarious, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You were raised Jewish(even if you weren't) hysterical!

Don't see it if You don't want to have a good laugh!

During previews
Clever, Funny, Great writing

See it if You enjoy a story about growing up Jewish more in the heart than religiously. You like a one woman storytelling humorous show

Don't see it if You don't like a one woman show

During previews
Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Moving, Great writing

See it if it has some serious laugh out loud moments, and is a heart warming trip through Monicas life. cleverly written and expertly delivered. funny

Don't see it if its better than you think it will be. sometimes sitting through a solo performance can be tough. this isn't, its thoroughly entertaining

During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing, Must see

See it if you enjoy autiobiographical monologues, stand-up comedy, and funny shows.

Don't see it if you can't sit for 90 minutes - there is no intermission.

During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you are part of or sympathetic to Jewish culture, especially if you are a woman over forty, and enjoy warm, funny, intelligent humor.

Don't see it if you don't relate to Jewish culture or you dislike one-woman shows.

Also "Not That Jewish" is a kosher lobster-fest of laughter, tears, and cho... Read more Read less

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

See it if You're Jewish or are close to someone who is.

Don't see it if You won't get the inside jokes--I would think this is hard to appreciate if you haven't had the experience.

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
Entertaining, Funny, Profound

See it if You like one woman shows, comedy, shows that make you cry, shows that make you laugh, true life

Don't see it if Musicals, don't want want to see a woman woman show, you don't want to be touched

During previews
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if you enjoy funny stories about growing up jewish

Don't see it if you do not like a one woman show

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.

During previews
Entertaining, Intelligent, Great writing, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You like interesting life stories intertwined with humor

Don't see it if You are looking for a show with great acting/moving piece of theatre

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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