I know I’m going out of order here, but I have to tell you about my Friday night. My sister and I went to the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre to see Ronna & Beverly (formally called the All Jew Review). They do this show in LA once a month and occasionally in London.
This show is played by Jessica Chaffin and Jamie Denbo, two 30 year olds playing their 50 year old Jewish mothers. They start by talking about current events and discussing chapters from their book “You’ll Do A Little Better Next Time”. Then they bring out a celebrity guest who sits on a chair in the center of the stage while Ronna and Beverly interview the guest. The two ladies stand on either side of the guests chair throwing out questions in a spitfire fashion. It closely resembles the way suspects get interrogated by the police and the celebrities act accordingly. It’s hilarious, and I try to see it every month in LA. There are often celebrity guests in the audience too. They also have a podcast too. You should check it out HERE.
They discussed their book, before they brought out their first guest, Marissa Jaret Winokur.
You can see from their interview style, the guest is clearly in the hot seat (and the only seat). It’s so great to see the guests squirm. Jeff Garlin came out after Marissa.
Jeff Garlin has some history with these girls and you can hear all about their chemistry on their podcast. He has a thing for Ronna (on the right side of the screen) and he chased her around the stage hoping for a kiss. He’s the only guest I’ve seen ever turn the tables on Ronna and Beverly. In fact Jeff barely sat down, which totally changes the dynamic of the interview.
P.S. Here’s a video of them I found online. Enjoy!