Albany, NY – Rachel Talbot directed Making Trouble, a documentary about female Jewish comics. Not all of her conversation with Julia Taylor could fit into Episode 960 of 51%, so here is a longer version of their conversation.
Albany, NY – In 1986, Joan Rivers became the first woman to challenge Johnny Carson in the world of late-night talk shows. She lasted about a year. Still, women comics today credit Rivers for inspiring them to go into comedy...without leaving their femininity at the door. In fact, like Rivers, many of the women who broke down barriers in the comedy world happened to be Jewish. Was that a coincidence?