Jill Kargman is a modern Jewish mother in ‘Odd Mom Out’


Following Mark Twain’s famous advice to “write what you know,” Jill Kargman penned satirical stories about being a mom who didn’t fit the mold of the perfect Upper East Side Manhattan socialite. Then she turned those tales into the hit Bravo series “Odd Mom Out,” in which she stars as a fictionalized — but emphatically Jewish — version of herself. 

With the second episode of its second season set on Yom Kippur and, Jill Kargman promises, Jewish references sprinkled throughout the series, “The humor is very Jewish,” she said. “We embrace my ‘Jewyness.’ ”

But you don’t have to be Jewish — or a mom — to appreciate the humor of “Odd Mom Out,” which returns June 20 at 10 p.m. 

“I don’t think it’s about parenting. I think it’s about fitting in and being an outsider, and that’s a universal theme,” Kargman said, noting that teens and gay men have embraced her show. So have straight men who got hooked by watching with their wives and girlfriends.