Comedian Aziz Ansari presents his highly anticipated, hour-long debut stand-up special. The critically acclaimed stand-up and actor (Parks and Recreation, Funny People) discusses topics ... See full summary »
Sara Von Gillern
John Mulaney relays stories from his childhood and Saturday Night Live (1975), eviscerates the value of college, and laments getting older in this comedy special. Other topics include the church, his family, Trump and pedophiles abducting kids.
In his first stand-up special, Hasan Minhaj weaves humorous and heartbreaking anecdotes to tell his life story as an Indian-American Muslim. Topics include racism, bullying and meeting the demanding expectations of his immigrant parents.
Sharp, poignant and hilarious - Aziz is better than ever
This was simply brilliant by Ansari. I've watched a few of his older stand-up specials and although they were on some parts "laugh out loud funny" - I also found them quite uneven in the material and the overall construction of an hour set.
Following his unfortunate and quite unfairly involvement in the #metoo allegations this special comes naturally with a sense of "elephant in the room" feeling. Aziz spares no time addressing it and gives an honest and heartfelt view of the situation that in payback set's up a deeper connection with the audience and provides an environment where he can perform his material with no restrictions.
Considering he's the main star of his great Netflix show "Master of None", it becomes an obviously ironic truth that's he's in real life actually now a "Master of his Craft". His social criticism ares as sharp and up to date as few other comedians manages and the way he transitions between the jokes and the more personal insights are really...well admirable actually.
If you enjoy stand up comedy, then this is a must watch! 10/10
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