“This year’s breakout comedy performance.”
— VANITY FAIR
“INSIGHTFULLY FUNNY. In a smart and entertaining show, full of observations about the sometimes painful messiness of female bodies, her trip to Planned Parenthood is the least dramatic, most calmly straightforward part. Telling the truth about abortion — speaking of those experiences in a culture where abortion remains heavily stigmatized — well, that is rare.”
— THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Timely and darkly hilarious! In what may be the waning days of Roe, there is an acute sense of power in Leiby’s joking about, demystifying, and otherwise normalizing abortion. This is the mission of the show.”
“POWERFULLY PERSONAL. Leiby's penetrating comic treatise seriously slays. As hilarious as Leiby is, she does more than induce belly laughs. FOUR STARS - RECOMMENDED!”
— TIME OUT NEW YORK
“Not only has she taken on the task of making abortion funny—at which she succeeds—but now she’s also trying to make audiences laugh at the humdrum realities of abortion during a historical moment when the subject feels red-hot and radioactive. Of course, abortion is so much more than a medical procedure, and “Oh God” is funniest when Leiby zigs and zags around women’s reproductive issues. Infused with bouts of sincerity and self-inquiry, many of her set’s most serious moments are high points.”
— THE NEW YORKER
“Slipping easily from light fare to dark, she turned the theater into an intimate space.”
— NEW YORK MAGAZINE
“This is a MUST. Hysterically funny and a vital reminder that abortion is *not* a taboo topic.”
— CYNTHIA NIXON
“An understated, humane and deeply funny examination of the experience of having an unwanted pregnancy and an abortion — Alison Leiby uses observational comedy to reframe a political question at a critical moment for reproductive rights. Leiby proves that light comedy can be as pointed and meaningful as that which advertises its own weightiness.”
Jason Zinoman, The New York Times
Alison Leiby's summer started with a bang and ended with a visit to Planned Parenthood. In between she had two root canals, a very scary trip to the "Fertility" section of a Missouri CVS and a dozen meltdowns about what you wear to your abortion, naturally. In her new show described as “humane and deeply funny” by The New York Times, she walks through the stupid minutiae, the backwards practices, and the surprising perspective that come with exercising your reproductive rights.
ALISON LEIBY is a Brooklyn-based writer and comedian. She was a co-producer on Amazon's “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” She’s written for Comedy Central's "The President Show” and “The Opposition with Jordan Klepper,” and she also did punch-up on “Broad City.” She also executive-produced Ilana Glazer's “Comedy Time Capsule” and Ilana's Amazon stand-up special, “The Planet is Burning.” Other credits include Hulu's “Triumph Election Special” and Cartoon Network's “Teenage Euthanasia.” Alison's been published in McSweeney's, Vice, Cosmo, Marie Claire, and she's written several humor pieces for The New York Times. Alison also co-hosts Irony Point's popular podcast "Ruined," with Crooked Media's Halle Kiefer. Alison's twitter profile, which has over 25k followers, has also been featured in several publications.
LILA NEUGEBAUER (Director) is a New York-based director. Broadway: Kenneth Lonergan’s The Waverly Gallery (Golden Theatre, starring Elaine May). Recent Off-Broadway: Tracy Letts’ Mary Page Marlow (2nd Stage); Annie Baker’s The Antipodes; Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Everybody, Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo: Homelife/The Zoo Story; Albee’s The Sandbox, Mary Irene Fornes’ Drowning, Adrienne Kennedy’s Funnyhouse of a Negro (Signature Theatre); Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves, Zoe Kazan's After the Blast, Abe Koogler’s Kill Floor (Lincoln Center). As co-Artistic Director of The Mad Ones, she co-authors and directs ensemble-devised work, including Miles for Mary (Playwrights Horizons, The Bushwick Starr), Mrs. Murray’s Menagerie (Ars Nova), and Samuel &Alasdair… (Ars Nova, New Ohio Theatre). TV: The Duplass Brothers’ Room 104 (HBO), Mindy Kaling's The Sex Lives of College Girls (HBO), and Maid(Netflix). Her first feature, starring Jennifer Lawrence, is due for release in 2022. She is a recipient of the Obie, Drama Desk, and Princess Grace Awards.
ILANA GLAZER (Presenter) is the co-creator and co-star of the critically acclaimed web series and Comedy Central series Broad City. Most recently, she starred in the Chris Miller & Phil Lord series The Afterparty on Apple TV+. Her debut stand-up comedy special, The Planet is Burning, was released on Amazon Prime in January 2020.