If my Bubbee could see me now! Thanks to the folks at JEWS KICK ASS!!! for the awesome questions.
Jessie Beth Kahnweiler: Holy chutzpah means acknowledging the inner spark inside of you buried bellow your ego and letting that lead you through this life.It’s usually the harder, less popular path but it always makes for the best view.
JKA: Which comedians have inspired you?Jessie Beth Kahnweiler: Woody Allen, Larry David, Molly Picon, and above all I love Lucy:)
and Hitchcock is hilarious…for real! so subtle..so confident in what HE finds funny. I really admire that
JKA: Do you feel that women have got a bum wrap in comedy
Jessie Beth Kahnweiler: I don’t even hear that kind of stuff. I just keep talking and only listen when it’s productive dialogue and I mean if you’re laughing at anything on TV movies web a woman had something to do with it.
JKA: It’s your job to be funny. What makes you laugh?
Jessie Beth Kahnweiler: Old baby pictures of myself. what an awkward kid!! every frame of Curb Your Enthusiasm when I hear people having sex next store (bc I’m 12), MY MOM!!!
JKA: Speaking of moms…..Jews feel guilt. Do you think it’s nature or nurcher?
Jessie Beth Kahnweiler: Little bit of both. I think a certain amount of guilt can be healthy it helps me focus on what I want out of life and help keeps me honest or maybe I just drank the Kool Aid…Jew Aid!!!
JKA: That’s funny! Jew Aid. You might want to trademark that. What makes Jews so funny?
Jessie Beth Kahnweiler: We’re open and honest and when it comes down to it life is so damn funny u don’t need a punch line… Life is the punch line
JKA: Do you have any secret talents you we should know about?
Jessie Beth Kahnweiler: I’m amazing at eating all the ice cream before it gets in the bowl.
And I can kill plants like nobody’s business. And I love free style rapping
My rap name is Star of David!
JKA: If you were a superhero what would a. your name be? b. what would your powers be? c. how did you get your powers?
Jessie Beth Kahnweiler: I turn into kosher girl in episode 5! so that would def be my name. I would replace every drop of hate with a hug, make sure no one was hungry or lonely or without the latest Radiohead album and I’d make veggies taste like funnel cake.
JKA: So would veggies be your weakness?
Jessie Beth Kahnweiler: No I love veggies! My weakness is drummers.
JKA: Not the one from Def Leppard I hope.