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

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

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

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

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

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

Additionally, Reductress has drawn praise from The Daily Beast, Bitch Magazine, Jezebel, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, The Onion AV Club, Mashable, The Huffington Post, Refinery29, Cosmopolitan, Bust, L Magazine, The Village Voice, Hello Giggles, and more.

How To Win At Feminism

Be the BEST feminist with this definitive manual, from the creators of Reductress.

From hot feminist sex to a trendy feminist up-do, the bold and 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!

Praise for How to Win at Feminism

“How To Win At Feminism” is the hilarious read your book club has been waiting for." 
- Hello Giggles

"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

"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


“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

"This isn’t your mother’s guide to having it all. If you’d like to read that, please see Beyond Basket Weaving: Quilts, Birthing Stools, and Textiles or Neither Free Nor Equal: How to Win without Power, Property Rights, and Legally Recognized Personhood.” 
- Janeane Garofalo

"There is no better way to celebrate our wominity than delving into all of the bullshit that comes along with it. This book does just that while also mocking the sexist culture that made us this way." 
- Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show

We Knows Parenting


From HowStuffWorks Podcasts comes the humorous parenting podcast from two real-life comedians who had kids together and 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 parenting.

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



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