Her innocent good looks are just a cover for Last Comic Standing winner Iliza Shlesinger's acerbic, stream-of-conscious comedy that she unleashes on an unsuspecting audience in her hometown of Dallas in her stand-up special "War Paint."
Patton Oswalt takes the stage in San Francisco, where he talks about San Franciscans, the difficulties of being PC, fatherhood, his worst stand up experience, and the worlds most horrific Birthday Clown.
It's good to see a woman doing stand up and not going for her body parts and her relationships and "that period of the month" - ha ha. I mean, Jen Kirkman does that, but she does it with a purpose beyond cheap entertainment extracted from the simple contrast. She is actually doing a critique of the society and of the stereotypes. In a way she has to be a stereotype to make fun of it. Yet somehow she is missing something. Maybe it is just the habit of having men - Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, etc - doing the critique. Or maybe Jen is missing something to make her act as good as theirs. Still, she is worth the time invested.
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