Iliza Shlesinger: Elder Millennial

In her latest Netflix special, Iliza focuses on one topic: women vs. men. Her writing and performing are so good that she is engaging the entire hour. Iliza is a feminist with a positive message for women and their body. Whatever you think you are, you are right. In addition, no flaw on a woman’s body can be worse than a scrotum. I love it when a comedian dives deep into one subject. Iliza did it brilliantly.

Jim Jefferies: This Is Me Now

From his descriptive act of “grab them by the pussy” to his use of the “C” word, Jefferies admits he has a few misogynistic jokes under his sleeves. His takes on Trump and Kevin Spacey are clever and on point. He also delves into being a father and dealing depression. He also revisits gun control a bit. Jefferies pushes toward vulgarity quite a bit. Watching his special right after Gadsby’s is quite a contrast. I still enjoyed his.

Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

Gadsby kicks off her Netflix special with hilarious lesbian jokes. She addresses white men in the #MeToo moment and then provides fascinating view on art—particularly Picasso who she hates. The second half of the show, however, Gadsby abandons comedy to share her deep, personal story. The price she paid for being different was devastating. Her powerful storytelling choked me up. She makes me think of my nephew. I need to share this special him.

W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro

In his newest Netflix special, W. Kamau Bell delves into interracial parenting, white supremacy, and racism. He has so many proofs that Trump is a fucking racist, and yet the best is for Sean Spicer who seems to be “composed of the bare minimum amount of semen that it takes to make a human being.” It’s a cruel joke, but Spicer deserves it for his short stint as Trump’s little bitch. I wish he had gone harder on Sarah Huckabee Sanders. He is still entertaining to watch.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Took the kids out see Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom yesterday. I made the mistake of taking the first-row seats, which were the only spaces available. It is now Sunday afternoon and I still have a headache from yesterday. The cause was probably the lack of sleep in the past several nights, which I stayed up late to work on my Vietnamese Typography. Needless to say, I did not enjoy the movie much. Although I do think this one is better than the previous one, which released a few years ago. The kids seemed to be fine. They enjoyed popcorns and a big Hawaiian punch. Đạo had a bit of motion sickness as well and he suggested that we wait at least three days after a new release to go to the theater. I am definitely taking advice from a nine-year-old boy. I will never do this to myself again.

The Incredibles 2

Fourteen years ago, I took my little niece to see The Incredibles. I loved the story, but she seemed a little bored. Yesterday, I took my two older sons to see The Incredibles 2 in XD. They laughed the whole way through. They loved the actions as well as Jack-Jack. As for the story, The Incredibles 2 is all about feminism and power. Dad stays home to watch the kids while mom goes out to save the world. Mrs. Incredible has it all: the neatness her husband lacked, three fantastic kids, elastic power, and a Kardashian booty.

The Honeymoon Stand Up Special

Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher, a comedian couple, joined force to talk about their upcoming baby, politics, religion, and sexism. Leggero’s segment, in particular, was strong. She was performing while pregnant. Although she doesn’t go into juicy details about women body like Ali Wong, she had some great Trump jokes. Kasher’s segment was a bit weaker. It’s hard to follow his wife. The final segment featured roasting of couples from the audience. Not a bad way to be entertained for an hour and a half.

Tig Notaro: Happy to be Here

In her latest Netflix special, Notaro talked about her cat named Fluff, which should have been the title of the show. She fluffed her way through, but with such a unique way of storytelling. She used no punchline and no profanity. The materials took the backseat to the delivery. It’s not what she said, but how she said. I get it, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I had expected.

Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives

Indian-American comedians are killing it. In his latest Netflix special, Hari Kondabolu offers a unique voice on the Trump supporters and healthcare. Redistribution of organ from the rich to the poor by killing the wealthy is a bit extreme, but he makes a valid point for getting started with healthcare. In addition to race, politics, religion, and gay marriage, Kondabolu has intriguing stories on mangoes. Good materials, Hari.

Kevin James: Never Don’t Give Up

James’s latest Netflix special covers the familiar territories such as fatherhood, allergies, and food. There aren’t any twist and turn or a unique perspective—just straight up family friendly. Light jokes from heavy James.