For decades, the Jewish mother has been portrayed as overbearing, nagging, never satisfied, and embarrassingly intrusive. It’s an easy way to get a laugh, and modern comedians are still perpetuating this inaccurate stereotype. but this new album makes the case that we can still find humor in an updated, positive version of this character. Award-winning songwriter Lauren Mayer has written 13 songs exploring food (“My Bubbe’s Brisket”), parental concern (“I Can’t Help It, I Worry”), emotional expressiveness (“Kvelling & Kvetching”) and more, from her unique perspective as a Jewish mother with a history degree and extensive experience tackling tough issues through song.

Don’t Mind Me (I’ll Just Sit Here in the Dark)

"LOL, OY VEY!, TOO FUNNY"

- MARIA FONTAINE (YOUTUBE.COM)

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"Irreverently funny without at all being disrespectful"

- D. Cole (Amazon.com)

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"An example of holiday songs that should NOT become classics"

- NPR
("All Songs Considered")


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"A unique holiday surprise for anyone with even a mild sense of humor."

- FYE.com



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"Very clever, but I still don't understand why she didn't go to law school"

- Judith Mayer (my mother)




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Lauren has put together a TEDtalk-style program, weaving together songs from the album, anecdotes from her interviews and research, and audience discussion. This unique keynote is ideal for women’s groups, Jewish organizations, fundraisers, and any time you want something both thought-provoking and entertaining.

to learn more:

lauren@laurenmayer.com

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!

A few of Lauren’s Jewish humor music videos

Headshots

(Click photos below to download a JPG of each photo)

Downloadable press kit
(in progress)

Downloadables