Grammy(R)-nominated comedian Tig Notaro headlines and directs this stand-up comedy special taped at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, MA. Known for her distinctive storytelling, offbeat sense ... See full summary »
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.
After a strong start, this special by the famously deadpan comedian starts to sputter rather quickly, never really recovering as it goes along. Notaro's quiet, downright peaceful delivery is soothing and amusing, but in this particular routine there aren't many laugh-out-loud moments, so while it's perfectly pleasant it's also a little bit underwhelming. An extended set-up involving the Indigo Girls at the end of the performance is a perfect example of the special's strengths and weaknesses: It starts off funny, gets repetitive, then finally negligible in its over-intellectualized deconstruction of live comedy standards - the sort of clever-clever incision of comedic performance that seems really interesting to other comedians but comes frustratingly navel-gazing for non-professionals.
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