Female Jewish comics: Fighting double the double standards

From top left: Rachel Manson, Natalie Norman and Laura Leibow chat about life at the intersection of feminism, Judaism and comedy.

Admiring your bubbes, meeting matchmakers, speaking Yiddish to your lovers: this is life as a female Jewish comic. These women put themselves out there for the world, exposing vulnerabilities and frustrations while trying to make audiences laugh along.

For the latest episode of Shticks & Giggles, The CJN’s podcast about Jews and comedy, comedian Laura Leibow sat down with fellow Canadian funnywomen Natalie Norman and Rachel Manson to chat about Judaism, feminism, getting Botox and breaking through the male-dominated stereotypes of Jewish stand-ups.


Shticks & Giggles is hosted by Laura Leibow, produced by Michael Fraiman and distributed by The CJN Podcast Network. Our theme music is “Extra Spicy”, written by Aleksandar Gajic and performed by Beyond the Pale. To learn how to support the show by subscribing to this podcast, please watch this video.