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Now, before I saw this special, I'd figured she was just your average comedian who had transfered her career over to film, and that the comedy thing was on the back-burner.
Boy, was I wrong.
This special (which, admittedly, she wrote three hours before airtime) was an absolute riot. The stories (dogs, summer blockbuster-films, relationships, gay pride, etc) were very entertaining, as her razor-sharp wit and sarcasm is excellent for delivering jokes.
Not too many comedy specials are worth watching, as they are often just ego-trips for the comedians; but this effort is hilarious and seems very random and out of real life, which is the best kind of comedy.
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