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Jackie Hoffman

Stage Door: Hebe For The Holiday

Fern Siegel | Posted 02.20.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The scathingly funny actress brings her latest cabaret act to Joe's Pub in Hebe For The Holiday. Hanukkah came early this year, but her stand-up, which relies on dark, child-hating humor, hits in time to end the year with a zetz.

Tom Hanks Tears Up at the Theatre World Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.04.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Courtney P. Vance couldn't get over it. He was presenting a Theatre World Award to Tom Hanks, not only a two-time Oscar winner and beloved star of man...

Miley's New TV Gig

Posted 08.27.2012 | TV

Miley Cyrus is headed to "Two And A Half Men." The singer/actress has landed a two-episode arc on the CBS series as Missi, a girl Jake (Angus T. Jo...

The Weird, Wonderful and Miraculous Trio Keeping Yiddish Alive

Myra Chanin | Posted 10.10.2012 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

I used to think that only two people were crazy enough to work full time at keeping Yiddish alive. Now you can add the name of a third.

Stage Door: Harvey, Jackie Hoffman

Fern Siegel | Posted 08.19.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The star of Harvey is a 6-foot-tall white rabbit we never see. He's a pooka, a mischievous creature of Celtic lore. But every night at the Studio 54 Theater, Broadway gets a pinch of magic.

Jackie Hoffman: Weird and Wonderful Kvetch Extraordinaire Takes Top Billing at 54 Below

Myra Chanin | Posted 08.15.2012 | Comedy
Myra Chanin

"The girls there were nasty and much thinner than me." Actually no one was aware of her talent until she was cast as a stripper in the high school production of Gypsy, "I wouldn't wear a bikini, so they electrified me and lit up my bra."

Stage Door: Don't Cry for Me, Ahasuerus

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

"The narrative structure of the Jewish holidays and the narrative structure of the classic Broadway musical are the same. They both almost always feature a larger-that-life character up against insurmountable odds."

Stage Door: Jackie: Five-Oh!, Colin Quinn: Long Story Short

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

When it comes to comedy, Jackie Hoffman takes no prisoners. A versatile performer, she's comfortable in Broadway musicals -- The Addams Family, Xanadu...