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, despite a personal tragedy, produces his best standup yet. Focusing on the tribulations of the Trump era and life after the loss of a loved one, Oswalt continues his journey to contribute joy to the world.
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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