Multi-talented actress, singer, writer, and comedian Rachel Bloom joins Jay’s 4 Questions to discuss her Jewish upbringing, her blossoming career, and why Jay considers Rachel the “modern-day queen of Yiddish theater.” The conversation highlights Rachel’s early influences including Mel Brooks, her rise from YouTube viral start to Golden Globe award-winning actress, the power in vulnerability when dealing with mental health issues, and preparing to raise a Jewish child.
A walk through the forest leads to an encounter with a rare magical creature: a woman in a tree that’s a fan of the podcast.Credits:Arnie: Arnie NiekampChunt: Adal RifaiUsidore: Matt YoungJessica the Tree Wench: Rachel BloomMysterious Man: Tim SniffenLincoln: Evan JacoverProducers: Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, and Adal RifaiPost-Production Coordination: Garrett SchultzEarwolf Producer: Kimmie LucasEditor: Tim JoyceSpecial Assistance: Ryan DiGiorgiMagic Tavern Logo: Allard LabanTheme Music: Andy PolandSee omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) is back on OFF BOOK live at Vulture Fest in Los Angeles for an electrifying new musical packed with mysterious elevators, locks of child star's hair, soul stealing, and more! With songs like "We're Going Up (Never Going Down)", "Make A Lightning Sacrifice", and "STDs on the A-List", you'll want to give up your soul to listen to more of this new ep. This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: OFFBOOK), The Real Real (www.therealreal.com code: REAL), Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK code: OFFBOOK), and Care/Of (www.takecareof.com).
Rachel Bloom is a self-described show pony, a people-pleaser with a lifelong desire to perform as a means of keeping her anxieties at bay. She tells Marc how those impulses pushed her toward musical theater, which in turn led to self-produced music videos on YouTube, which eventually led to the creation of her hit show, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Rachel and Marc also discuss Jewish grandmothers, gender disparities in TV comedy, and the new movie she made with her husband, Most Likely to Murder. This episode is sponsored by Patrick Melrose on Showtime, Squarespace, and Shari's Berries.