Post by Pittsnogle_Goggins on Jul 15, 2019 20:12:12 GMT
Thought there should be a standing thread for stand up comedy specials. With so many new specials hitting Netflix on a regular basis this thread can allow people to recommend/discuss/trash any of them.
Anyways, Nate Bargatze’s special, The Tennessee Kid was really great. The newest Anthony Jeselnik was decent but nowhere on the level of his previous one, Thoughts and Prayers. Will probably check out the New Aziz Ansari sometime soon.
I watched the Aziz Ansari yesterday - it's really strange - sort of lightly funny but almost very deeply moving. Spike Jonze directed it and it's bookended by the Velvet Underground song Pale Blue Eyes - a sad, ominous song and that's what the special feels like - that song.
Almost all of it is about PC culture and he doesn't sound like he's totally over it either - he has some great points to make that you sort of laugh at later more than in the moment. He flat out calls Michael Jackson a pedophile and indicts the crowd too in a way - it's "just two kids" right?" while really considering separating the artist from the Art and stuff like that.
Mixed feelings on it - not that funny - but there are some laughs sure - but kind of daring and brave in a way - almost like performance Art.
Never heard of this guy or seen anything else. Rare case where I thought a comedian this annoying can't make me laugh, but then he actually did, occasional doses, sort of winning me over by the end. His shtick works but seems like it often wouldn't? Rapid-fire delivery and constant asides that are at times indecipherable, meant to mix up the audience who he deliberately berates throughout, taunting and provoking them, largely improvised, but he works them like a lute. You can grasp the high energy and amused confusion of the people there. Idk if he's insane or a genuine comic talent ? !