Originally published with Paste Magazine on April 23, 2016.
It takes a certain level of talent to succeed as a comedian on the national stage, but beyond that it also takes a strong support system. Rachel Feinstein has amassed an impressive array of work thanks to both. Her crackling wit coupled with her ability to seamlessly transition from a 1950s housewife to a hardened thug landed her two half-hour Comedy Central specials, a spot on Last Comic Standing’s seventh season, and many other projects, but her friendships have also opened doors. Feinstein runs with a funny crowd that includes Amy Schumer, Nikki Glaser, Bridget Everett, Marina Franklin and Jessica Kirson, among others. With every success, the women include as many of their friends as possible. They could be considered the comedy world equivalent of Taylor Swift’s squad. But let’s not call it that.
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