Review: Hannah Gadsby maps out the comedy brain in Netflix’s ‘Douglas’
Gadsby offers a guide for what to expect when you're following up 'Nanette.'
On May 27, 2020 by Audra Schroeder
How standup comedy is adapting to a world in isolation
Virtual comedy clubs are becoming more common.
On May 18, 2020 by Matt Silverman
Rob Delaney’s newest special is Straight White Male comedy at its peak
Rob Delaney’s reliance on tired gender stereotypes in his new special quickly grows old.
On Jan 10, 2020 by Morgan Leigh Davies
‘Arsenio Hall: Smart and Classy’ is stuck in the ‘90s
The late-night pioneer launches a limp comeback bid with a subpar Netflix special.
On Oct 29, 2019 by Brenden Gallagher
‘Stage Fright’ is a therapeutic lens into Jenny Slate’s weird world
Slate's debut comedy special shows us an artist working through it.
On Oct 22, 2019 by Audra Schroeder
Eddie Murphy says he was ‘kind of an asshole’ in early standup specials
'I was a young guy processing a broken heart.'
On Sep 27, 2019 by Brenden Gallagher
Jeff Dunham shows the limits of red state comedy in ‘Beside Himself’
The puppeteer-comedian returns with a special that will delight his loyal fans even as it offends or annoys others.
On Sep 24, 2019 by Brenden Gallagher
Bill Burr tackles PC culture, parenthood, and fear of robots in ‘Paper Tiger’
Burr is at his best when he's at his most earnest on his sixth standup special.
On Sep 12, 2019 by Eddie Strait
Leslie Jones will release a Netflix standup special in 2020
Jones broke the news on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on Thursday night.
On Aug 9, 2019 by Kahron Spearman
Whitney Cummings talks #MeToo and debuts her sex robot in ‘Can I Touch It?’
Cummings asks (her robot) the big questions.
On Jul 31, 2019 by Audra Schroeder
Aziz Ansari is caught between penance and performance in ‘Right Now’
Ansari addresses last year's sexual misconduct allegations, but he'd rather not dwell on the past.
On Jul 9, 2019 by Audra Schroeder
Wanda Sykes rails against Trump and offers much-needed perspective in ‘Not Normal’
The comedian paints a vivid picture of rage and middle age in her first Netflix special.
On May 21, 2019 by Audra Schroeder
Kevin Hart hasn’t changed much in ‘Irresponsible’
Why should Hart change if his product can be this good?
On Apr 2, 2019 by Eddie Strait
Nate Bargatze expands his ‘dumb world’ in ‘The Tennessee Kid’
The comedian's Netflix special goes South.
On Mar 27, 2019 by Audra Schroeder