About Jon Reiss

It's all Hebrew to me. Follow me on twitter at http://twitter.com/jonreiss and see more writing at http://jonreiss.tumblr.com

The Big Jewcy: Jared Neumark, Comedy Writer – Landline TV

By June 8, 2010

It’s safe to say that Jared Neumark is New York’s young new upstart comedy writer.  His Internet sketch show, Landline TV, has been called “New York’s new comedy sensation,” and it’s network, Revision 3 is one of the most promising … Read More

The Big Jewcy: Shawn Fogel, Musician – Golden Bloom, Neutral Uke Hotel, The Macaroons

By June 8, 2010

When I was first starting to get really into music, I was around nine and I wanted so badly to have an awesome rock n roll hero who was Jewish.  Since my favorite band by a long shot was Guns … Read More

Pwning The Music Industry: An Interview with Jeff Rosenstock AKA Bomb The Music Industry

By May 26, 2010

Who knows how most people get into the music that they do these days?  MTV has all but gotten out of the music business.  Mainstream radio is unquestionably terrible and practically the only place to buy CD’s is Best Buy.  … Read More

Jewish Humor and Comic Books

By May 18, 2010

Asa youngster growing up in a markedly non-Jewish section of New Jersey, Ihad a great deal of insecurity about being a Jew.  All of my friends were non-Jewish, which didn’t mean much of anything until high school, when all of … Read More

Jewcy Review: “Gimme Something Better: A History of San Francisco Bay Area Punk Rock”

By April 22, 2010

I used to be so obsessed with Operation Ivy that I would search far and wide for bootleg audio and video recordings of their live shows.  I listened to those recordings so much, so closely until I not only knew … Read More

Talking William Burroughs With Yony Leyser

By April 12, 2010

The best things are always a little serendipitous.  Listening to Iggy Pop in high school, I would have never known that his lyrics were filled with references to the work of one of my soon-to-be favorite writers, William S. Burroughs.  … Read More

Sam Lipsyte: The Jewcy Interview

By March 15, 2010

For Sam Lipsyte, it is time. He is now a Guggenhiem fellow, a writing professor at Columbia University and he is about to publish what people are calling his masterwork with Farrar, Strauss and Giroux. In reality, Homeland, Lipsyte’s second … Read More