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.


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2. But they’ll never compromise on their principles.

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3. No subject is off limits.

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4. Sometimes they just have to tell it like it is.

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5. Having a strong opinion is their greatest weapon.

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6. And they’re not afraid to bare it all.

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7. They’re mentored by hilarious and talented people.

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8. People like Bill Burr, who understand the challenges to achieving success.

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9. They’ll make things happen for themselves if they need to.

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