Jessica Goldstein
Writer

Jessica Goldstein is a writer for the Style section. She covers arts, culture and entertainment and reports on all things theater for the weekly Backstage column. She writes about a lot of real people—Fred Begun, Jay Z, Aziz Ansari, McKayla Maroney, the Buddy Deaners—and a lot of not-real people: Superman, Achilles, Very Mary-Kate, @FeministTaylorSwift. Once, she wrote an entire story about a word she isn’t allowed to use in the newspaper. She does not really recommend trying that at home. Before coming to the Post, Jessica wrote for Seventeen magazine, Her Campus and Philadelphia Weekly.

Latest by Jessica Goldstein

Meet Ali Wong, comedy’s newest star, who filmed her breakthrough special while 30-some weeks pregnant

Meet Ali Wong, comedy’s newest star, who filmed her breakthrough special while 30-some weeks pregnant

Her Netflix stand-up special ‘Baby Cobra’ is unapologetically profane — and it’s a hit.

The stories behind some of the best ‘Key & Peele’ sketches

Jordan Peele talks about how he created the classic “East/West College Bowl” sketch.

How to best end a comedy sketch? It’s hard to go wrong with gruesome death.

Writers of “Key & Peele,” “Inside Amy Schumer” and SNL on the most difficult part of writing sketch comedy.

How Gina Rodriguez sees herself

How Gina Rodriguez sees herself

As a kid, the star of “Jane the Virgin” didn’t see anyone who looked like her on TV, so she became an actress.