Published Apr 26, 2016Centred around the themes of sex, the road, and her many peeves, Rachel Feinstein's Only Whores Wear Purple is a solidly hilarious debut hour. Introduced by comedy's current It Girl, Amy Schumer, Feinstein's show is packed with humorously hyperbolic characters, polished writing and wonderfully zany stories.
Feinstein's anecdotes provide many of the album's best moments. Her closer about Jenna Jameson — complete with an over-the-top impersonation of the former porn star — is so ludicrous that it borders on legendary. On the other side of the spectrum, Feinstein tells a few delightful anecdotes about everyday subjects such as her obnoxious mother, the dumb guy she dated, and her self-righteous Facebook friends. On paper, it sounds like the latter material might pale in comparison to the former story, but all of Feinstein's comedy is equally engaging, thanks to her ability to be as fierily enthusiastic about petty annoyances as she is about outlandish escapades.
Feinstein's jokes about sex are just as entertaining as her stories, and even more bizarrely original. Over the course of Only Whores Wear Purple, the Last Comic Standing alum describes a ridiculously silly sexual move called an "Amish handjob" that she invented, shares the amusing advice she got from a 14-year-old boy during her exceptionally awkward puberty, and comically analyzes the politics of dirty pictures. In addition, she recounts her nanny's weird beliefs about whores in a segment that not only gives the album its distinctive title, but also epitomizes Feinstein's strong suit: the clever mixing of absurdity, vulgarity and vivid voices. (Comedy Central)