Review: Michelle Buteau, “Welcome To Buteaupia” on Netflix

It’s such a joy to see Michelle Buteau’s career climbing now, and her debut solo hour special on Netflix kicks off with the voice of Cardi B introducing her to the stage at Times Square’s Sony Hall. Also got a kick out of VICE’s…

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Review: Rob Schneider, “Asian Momma, Mexican Kids” (Netflix)

I still don’t know anyone outside of Rob Schneider’s immediate family who was asking for a Rob Schneider stand-up special on Netflix in 2020, and yet, here we are. That said… The ending, which finds Schneider crooning a Roy Orbison du…

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Review: Sam Jay, “3 In The Morning” (Netflix)

Until now, Sam Jay had one of the great unheralded voices in stand-up comedy. Sure, she had a great gig writing for Saturday Night Live, but too many people couldn’t actually see or hear her comedic voice. Her Netflix debut hour will rectify that…

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Review: Jim Gaffigan, “The Pale Tourist” (Amazon Prime Video)

It’d be both easy and a gross oversimplification for me to merely say, I enjoy Jim Gaffigan’s older stuff better, as if I’m a hipster employee in a record store in the 1990s. So I’ll focus on the positives and play up the things…

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Review: Jack Whitehall, “I’m Only Joking” (Netflix)

Jack Whitehall’s a big deal in Britain, but still a bit of an unknown to American audiences, despite multiple Netflix specials and TV series. I cannot help but feel Whitehall’s stand-up will only translate well with American viewers who&#82…

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Review: “It Started As A Joke,” a documentary about Eugene Mirman and his Comedy Loves

It Started As A Joke is not just a documentary, it’s also a love story. It’s a love story about Eugene Mirman and so-called “alt-comedy”; about Mirman almost singlehandedly moving that comedy scene from Manhattan’s East Vi…

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Review: Urzila Carlson, “Overqualified Loser” on Netflix

You know the comedy boom has reached its over-saturation point when, even in the middle of a global pandemic, Netflix forgets or otherwise neglects to put out a trailer in advance for one of its own original stand-up comedy specials. Or is that all par…

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Review: Urzila Carlson, “Overqualified Loser” on Netflix

You know the comedy boom has reached its over-saturation point when, even in the middle of a global pandemic, Netflix forgets or otherwise neglects to put out a trailer in advance for one of its own original stand-up comedy specials. Or is that all par…

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Review: Jim Jefferies, “Intolerant,” on Netflix

Jim Jefferies is at a career and life crossroads. Aren’t we all in 2020? For Jefferies, though, his personal and professional lives were colliding with his younger rebellious brand when he filmed his newest special, Intolerant, for Netflix. He ha…

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Review: Hannibal Buress, “Miami Nights” on YouTube

Hannibal Buress has attracted more than 1,177,515 views of his newest comedy special since releasing Miami Nights for free on YouTube two weeks ago. Buress filmed the special last August in Miami, shopped it around, and intended to give it a big-screen…

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