Talia Reese, Jewish Comedian in Great Neck, New York
Talia Reese ditched the exciting world of bankruptcy law to pursue a more stable path as a stand-up comedian, which thrilled her parents to no end.
Luckily, her career move has worked out. She regularly performs at the hottest comedy clubs and events in the US and Canada. Her jokes have appeared in major news publications and mentioned frequently on Page Six. The Times of Israel says Talia’s “a rising comedy star who has a polish, panache, and a gift of jab reminiscent of her childhood hero, Joan Rivers.” Her parents were most proud when Talia’s comedy show was called a “Hot Ticket” by the NY Post.
As a “baalat teshuva”, Talia relates to crowds all over the religious spectrum. In addition to performing nightly at New York City’s top comedy clubs, Talia headlines galas and Jewish fundraisers for organizations including myjewishlearning.com, Yeshiva University and Jewish Community Centers across the country.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and former Paul, Weiss corporate attorney, The New York Post featured Talia in a full-page article about her life and comedy entitled, “Orthodox Jewish comic finds balance between raunch and religion.”
Newsday Long Island has also taken notice, calling her a “rising star.” Talia is a regular contributor to Fox News and SiriusXM, and her jokes and whereabouts are often mentioned in Cindy Adams’ legendary Page Six column. She has appeared at Mohegan Sun and The Borgata Hotel & Casino.