A new docu-series “Funny Girls” takes viewers inside the lives of six female comics who are forging careers in stand-up.
One of them is Nicole Aimee Schreiber, who’s described on the show’s website as growing up outside of Detroit with “a life of constant disappointment to her overachieving Jewish mother.”
A graduate of the University of Michigan who studied pre-med and art history, Schreiber supports herself as a part-time waitress as she works on material inspired by her parents, dating poor guys, dealing with misbehaving kids at restaurants and so on.
“If you like feelings, man, being a woman is fun. … We’re junkies for feelings,” she says in a clip, her onstage persona a relatable bundle of frustrations at irritating stuff.
Schreiber and the other women, whose series starts at 9 p.m. Tuesday on Oxygen, will be mentored by well-known comedy stars including Margaret Cho, Janeane Garofalo, Bill Burr, Horatio Sanz and the Motor City’s own Loni Love.
Funny Girls by StandUpNYLabs