About Beth

Beth Newell is the creator, co-founder, and editor of Reductress, the satirical women’s magazine and growing comedy brand. She has over a decade of experience in the NYC comedy scene, having performed at The Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Caroline’s on Broadway, and The Magnet Theater. With Reductress, she coauthored the book How to Win at Feminism and co-created the Mouth Time podcast and The Reductress Minute podcast. Additionally her work has been featured in The Onion, McSweeney’s, The New Yorker, and The Huffington Post. Beth is a member of the cult classic improv group, Bombardo. She gave birth to her daughter in the backseat of a Honda Fit.

praise for Beth

"23 People Who Are Changing What's Funny Right Now"
- Time Magazine

"The 50 Funniest People Right Now." 
- Rolling Stone

"Beth Newell knows how to deliver a joke." 
- NYMag

"20 of the Most Innovative Comedians Working Today"
- Paste Magazine

"Very funny" and "coherent." 
- Steve Martin


Praise for Reductress

"The most brutally truthful comedy site out there."
- Wired

"A nightmarishly consistent satire machine." 
- Paste Magazine

"That the site registers as sincere to some readers could be seen as a mark of its skill."
- NYTimes

"Deeply, deeply funny."
- NYMag

"Yes, you can tell a feminist rape joke. This website just showed us how."
- The Washington Post

"The internet’s best satire site." 
- Newsweek

In How to Win at Feminism, the brilliant minds behind Reductress reveal the secrets to becoming a feminist through mass consumerism and a carefully curated personal brand.

After all, we’re not wearing girdles and cleaning the house anymore. We’re wearing Spanx and hiring a cleaning lady. That’s feminism!


"The duo behind satirical (and hilarious) website Reductress have made their musings into a must-have book... and we are hooked!" 
- Vice

"Anyone looking for their next feminist book club pick may want to consider How to Win at Feminism." 
- Entertainment Weekly

“I didn’t understand why blood was coming out of my vagina until I read this book. This book is basically my fucking mother.”
- Aubrey Plaza

"The writers behind the hilarious satirical website Reductress skewer the most ridiculous tropes of and clichés of millenial-era feminism in this send-up of advice books targeted at women." 
- Publishers Weekly

From HowStuffWorks Podcasts comes the humorous parenting podcast of two real-life comedians who are trying to raise their kids in the supportive “yes and” spirit of improv comedy, while acknowledging the seemingly unavoidable headaches that come along with modern parenting.

Every week, Beth and her husband, Peter McNerney, compare notes on parenting two hilarious yet difficult children.



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