Monica Piper

Monica Piper possesses an uncanny ability to manifest humor out of the ordinary as well as the absurd. Born in New York, Monica inherited an affinity for comedy from her father, a performer in the post-vaudeville era. In Chicago, she joined Second City's celebrated workshop, honing her comedy skills. In San Francisco, she joined the resident group at the Holy City Zoo and polished her skills opposite the master Robin Williams. Monica was chosen as one of six comics to be featured on the first Showtime Comedy Club All-Star Special. She has been profiled on Entertainment Tonight and was voted by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the top ten comedians who are "hot, fresh and headed for the top." Today, Monica headlines at venues across the country. She also starred in her own ACE nominated Showtime Special: No, Monica…Just You.

The Comedy of Monica Piper

Emmy award-winning comedy writer and comedian Monica Piper brings her laugh-out-loud comedy to the LimmudLA stage for an evening of humor and fun for the whole family!

Comedy Writing Workshop

Several Limmudniks will have the chance to perform stand-up comedy and open for the headliner at the LimmuLA comedy show on Sunday night. All those interested in performing should attend this supportive laugh-filled joke writing workshop, and everyone else is welcome too! Bring any and all ideas of what you think is funny.

FILM: Making Trouble: Three Generations of Funny Jewish Women

This film festival favorite tells the story of six of the greatest female comic performers of the last century: Molly Picon, Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker, Joan Rivers, Gilda Radner, and Wendy Wasserstein. Hosted by four of today’s funniest women -- Judy Gold, Jackie Hoffman, Cory Kahaney, and Jessica Kirson -- it's the true saga of what it means to be Jewish, female, and funny. (85 min) (NOTE: This film continues into the break between sessions.)

LimmudLA Talks

Will Deutsch, Andrew Hahn, Jodie Mendelson, Russel Neiss, Monica Piper

LimmudLA Talks feature a whirlwind of four TED-style talks from some of the most interesting, celebrating and dynamic presenters at this year's LimmudLA Conference. As one of the final learning opportunities at the LimmudLA 2012 Conference, you will not want to miss this. So come for the show, stay for the insights and bring your questions for what will truly be a compelling Q & A.