Kevin Hart is as energetic and charismatic as always. His materials continue to disappoint. I prefer deep and thoughtful comics. Hart goes for the quick punchlines instead. His over-sexualized, in-your-face-grossness snippets get staled quick. They are not my type of comedy.
Woke up half way and still wondered what the hell they are doing with all these damn Lego pieces.
Schumer stepped it up in her latest Netflix special. She not only shared her pregnancy but also showed it. From vagina to period, she nailed jokes on women’s body. She addressed men in the #MeToo moment. The heart-warming moment was when she revealed her husband’s autistic characteristics. This one is way better her previous special, which was raunchy and in your face. She is indeed Growing.
Apparently Jeong, a Korean doctor turned actor, is famous and an unapologetic “minority millionaire.” He was in The Hangover and Dr. Ken. Both I have not watched. He was also in Crazy Rich Asian, which I did watch but could not remember his character until he mentioned it in his debut Netflix special: You Complete Me, Ho.
The title plays off his Vietnamese wife’s last name. If he learned to pronounce her name correctly with proper diacritics, which is Hồ not Ho, he would not be making fun of her name. The convenience of the word ho in English fits well with Jeong’s raunchy materials. Somehow two of the audience members who sat in the front also had the last name Ho. Is that a coincidence or a set up?
Nevertheless, his jokes are good, especially the ones about being a physician, and he speaks without an Asian accent. The tribute to his wife who is a breast cancer survivor is inspiring. It was the reason Netflix released this special on Valentine’s Day.
I am happy see another Asian comedian made it. Unfortunately I can’t let my kids watch it, but I can’t wait to tell my wife about a doctor who changed his career to become a comedian. She wanted our boys to become doctors; therefore, she had been mad at me for encouraging them to become comedians. They make tons of money for making people laugh. I didn’t say it will be easy. It would satisfied us both if they become doctors first then comedian. Then again, they won’t need to satisfy us. They just have to satisfy themselves.
After 23 years, Ray Romano returns to standup for a Netflix special at Comedy Cellar. His materials included growing old, marriage, and sex while raising kids. With ease and wit, Ray proved that he still has the chops to pull it off. Definitely fun to watch.
This half-hour Netflix special is part of the “Comedians of the World.” There are four parts of this series, but I skipped the rest and only watched Neal Brennan. Unlike his full-hour special 3 Mics, Here We Go takes on a more popular topics such as Trump, #MeToo, and pornography. Of course, Brennan puts his own spins on them. His writing is still on point even though the subjects are sensitive.
Unlike his weight, Fluffy’s jokes are light. His subjects include his son, his mother, and his celebrity status. He’s famous. I get it, but it becomes a bit of a brag. The car effects also get annoying. It’s a family-friendly comedy even though he said “shit” once.
Maniscalco’s latest Netflix’s special revolves around family materials, which include his Italian parents, his Jewish wife, and the birth of his newborn baby. Unfortunately, the content is quite shallow and he was acting too much. For a grown-ass man, his clowning is a bit silly. Not my cup of tea.
Finally had a chance to catch up this hyped Asian big picture while vacationing. Unfortunately, it is just a forgettable romantic comedy. The storyline is predictable. The cast is decent. Other than the extravaganza lifestyle, I am not feeling it.
After 15 years, Ellen returns to the stage for a Netflix stand-up special. She is calm, confidence, and satirically relatable. From poor to celebrity, Christian Scientist to coming out, drugs to words, she covers everyday life with her own perspective. As a good storyteller and dancer, Ellen makes her special light and entertaining.