Esther Povitsky

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Esther Povitsky
Born (1988-03-02) March 2, 1988 (age 29)
Skokie, Illinois
Years active 2008–present
Notable works and roles Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Maya), Alone Together

Esther Lauren Povitsky (born March 2, 1988), also known as "Little Esther," is an American actress, writer, and producer living in Los Angeles, California. She is the co-creator and star of the upcoming comedy series "Alone Together."


Povitsky moved to Los Angeles to pursue stand-up comedy and acting full-time after attending the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. She studied comedy at iO Chicago, The Second City and The Groundlings.[1] She frequently performs stand-up comedy at venues throughout Los Angeles, California, including The Comedy Store, The Ice House,[2] and The Improv.[3]

She currently plays Maya on the critically acclaimed series Crazy Ex Girlfriend. Other recent television appearances include Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Love, and Parks and Recreation. Povitsky also survived several rounds of 2015's Last Comic Standing (season 9), drawing praise from judge Roseanne Barr in particular.[4]

Povitsky was the first female guest to appear on The Joe Rogan Experience, after which she began podcasting with DEATHSQUAD regularly. She hosted Little Esther's Piecast[5] and currently co-hosts Brode & Esther with fellow comedian Brody Stevens[6] as well as Weird Adults with Little Esther.[7] She often appears as a guest on the network's Ice House Chronicles.[8]

In 2012, Povitsky turned down an offer from MTV to do a reality show based on her life as a comedian because she felt the series would be too invasive.[9][10][11]

In 2015, Povitsky wrote, starred in, and self-produced the short film "Alone Together." The short was later adapted into a pilot for Freeform, produced by The Lonely Island.[12] In December 2016, the pilot was picked up to series.[13]

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  2. ^ "The Ice House :: Esther Povitsky". Retrieved 2014-04-09. 
  3. ^ Archived from the original on September 12, 2011. Retrieved December 21, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "'Last Comic Standing' Season 9 Premiere Recap: Meeting The Comedians". Retrieved 2016-12-05. 
  5. ^ "Search Results piecast — DEATHSQUAD". Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Search Results esther brode — DEATHSQUAD". Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Feral Audio // Weird Adults with Little Esther". Retrieved 2014-04-09. 
  8. ^ "Search Results little esther ice house — DEATHSQUAD". Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  9. ^ [1][dead link]
  10. ^ Associated Press  (2012-02-29). "Pierre Van Lint, Belgian Man, Arrested For Allegedly Stalking Comedian Esther Povitsky". Retrieved 2014-04-09. 
  11. ^ [2][dead link]
  12. ^ Petski, Denise (2016-07-05). "Freeform Greenlights 'Alone Together' Comedy Pilot From Lonely Island". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-12-05. 
  13. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (2016-12-15). "Freeform Greenlights The Lonely Island's Comedy 'Alone Together'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-12-17. 
  14. ^ a b c d e "Esther Povitsky". IMDb. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  15. ^ [3][dead link]
  16. ^ Archived December 1, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.

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