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Presenter: Monica Piper
Monica Piper?is an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer and stand-up comic. She has written for sitcoms?Roseanne, Mad About You?and?Veronica’s Closet, and was the head writer of the #1 children’s animated series?Rugrats. She also developed and wrote series for Nickelodeon, Disney and Cartoon Network.
She starred in her own Showtime Network special,?No, Monica, Just You?and was nominated by the American Comedy Awards as one of the top five female comedians in the country.?She is proud to be an artist-in-residence with the Jewish Women’s Theatre of Los Angeles. Her critically acclaimed one-woman play, “Not That Jewish” ran to sell-out crowds in LA, before its hit seven-month run Off Broadway. When she’s not touring with the show, she works in the corporate world as a motivational comedian. As a breast cancer survivor, she inspires audiences everywhere to lose the stress and find the funny.
Monica began her career as a high school English teacher. While finding it rewarding, she had to move on: “I couldn’t handle the money and prestige.” She lives in Santa Monica with her son, Jake, whom she loves and adores “almost every day.”