Thursday, December 24, 2009

Politically Incorrect Yentas Get Shot at TV Stardom

What do you get when you combine the yentaness of Linda Richman (Mike Myers' Coffee Talk mother-in-law) and the political incorrectness of Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm?  

You get Ronna and Beverly, a pair of very Jewish divorcees from Boston who collaborated on a (fictitious) self-help book called You'll Do a Little Better Next Time: A Guide to Marriage and Remarriage for Jewish Singles.

The roles of Ronna and Beverly are played by Jessica Chaffin and Jamie Denbo, two comedians who have been entertaining audiences from New York to Los Angeles in comedy clubs and on YouTube.

This year they have been busy making and promoting a Showtime half-hour pilot written with them by Weeds creator Jenji Kohan. Showtime 2 will be airing the half-hour pilot on Tuesday night, December 29 (actually very early Wednesday morning, December 30), at 12:05 am.Eastern Time.  The show was not selected by Showtime to go into full production as a series, but a buzz has been created on the internet by articles in Variety and The Huffington Post, and lots of bloggers and tweeters.

Media insiders were surprised when Showtime didn't pick up the show for their schedule, but that hasn't stopped Chaffin and Denbo from plugging it virally, including on their Facebook page which has 795 fans.

So check out some of their shtick, and if you like it, tell your friends.  Maybe Showtime will take a second look.  Here's a clip of Ronna and Beverly dropping in to a used book store in Los Angeles, as they travel across the country trying to hype their book.


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  3. YUK.......Definately not CUTE nor FUNNY....just extremely TACKY.....M.A.