Jude Perl recently won a Green Room Award for her 2015 MICF show, Is It Me? I wouldn’t be surprised if this excellent show puts her in the running for more awards.
Perl is one of those comedians whose material straddles the line between hilarious and uncomfortable. She picks a spot in your conscience – like those vaguely racist thoughts we all sometimes have – and pokes at it until you start questioning yourself. Her songs, such as the teen love ballad that starts out predictably but soon takes a turn for the decidedly nihilistic, are inventive and surprising.
See this woman in an intimate venue while you still can – she’s going to be big.