You are here

Share Share Share Share Share Share Share
Blog:
Jewesses with Attitude

In Linda Richman's Footsteps: 'Ronna and Beverly'

As much as I love the whole Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Ben Stiller, Judd Aptaow schlemiel genre I always shudder a bit when finding out, again and again, that their co-star is a semi-serious perky blond. (For the most recent example, see the new movie “She’s Out of My League”, where the real-life half Jew Jay Baruchel pursues yet another, fair-haired and -eyed interest.) Why can’t the woman ever be funny — and not just spunky? Occasionally, a brunette? And, just once, Jewish?

This regular disappointment explains the joy I felt recently when discovering the hilarious comedy act “Ronna and Beverly”, described by many as a Jewish “Absolutely Fabulous” and played by actresses Jessica Chaffin and Jamie Denbo. Ronna and Beverly are two Jewish divorcees who play the authors of the book “You’ll Do a Little Better Next Time: A Guide to Marriage and Remarriage for Jewish Singles” — and they’re the best things to happen to Jewish female characters since Mike Myers did Linda Richman on SNL.

Read more >>

Elissa Strauss is a contributing writer at The Sisterhood, which crossposts weekly with Jewesses with Attitude.

For a taste of Ronna and Beverly, enjoy this clip!

More on: Comedy,

How to cite this page

Strauss, Elissa. "In Linda Richman's Footsteps: 'Ronna and Beverly' ." 19 March 2010. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on October 25, 2014) <http://jwa.org/blog/ronna-and-beverly>.

Donate

Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now

Sign Up for JWA eNews

 

Poll

Which topics pique your interest on the JWA blog?

Twitter

18 hr
Today in 1983, JTS Faculty Senate voted to admit women http://t.co/Titm6CyiGF
2 days
Today in 1973, Rabbi Sally J. Priesand offered the opening prayer in the US House of Representatives http://t.co/5BaKnwinDb
2 days
@SPANX check out JWA's new Power Couples project--pairing #SarahBlakely w/Ida Cohen Rosenthal, founder of Maidenform! http://t.co/lxqiaBGCsn