The odd ball family life of Miranda Sings, an incredibly confident, totally untalented star on the rise who continues to fail upward by the power of her belief that she was born famous, it's just no one knows it yet.
Wanda Sykes, delivers a sharp-witted and hilarious critique on the state of the world, addressing her perspective on the current political and cultural climate, which she can only describe as, well - not normal.
Haters Back Off. Global YouTube sensation Miranda Sings wants to help her fans become better people. Filmed at Seattle's sold-out Moore Theatre, her debut special Selp Helf shares its title... See full summary »
This special is not for the regular viewer. If you have an appreciation of niche humor, an interest in YouTube, and you know who Miranda Sings is, you'll love this show. There's no way around it: Colleen Ballinger has put ten years and too many pounds of lipstick into this show, and it's magical. The audience loves her unconditionally, and she has made Miranda grow out of such meager beginnings. The culmination of Ballinger's body of work results in a farcical play of original songs, audience interaction including adults and children, spectacle of adorably childlike set design and costuming, and story telling that delves into the personal life of the creator herself.
The thing I gravitate toward the most and which I wish to see more of is Colleen's talents and abilities as a singer and actress. It's very much a Janus head with focus put mostly in the side of chaos and darkness, but it's always refreshing to see Colleen being herself (or at least a version of herself she's comfortable sharing). There will of course be people who fault this show for being juvenile, and those will miss the point that that is who this character is: a ridiculous, unapologetic adult-child a la Peewee Herman. Miranda is completely built out of ego, and results in tasteless comments that are offensive only when you forget that the content is coming from an imbecile. She turns every expectation of what "good" is and what "talent" is into their heads and stomps on them, making enough political and adult humor to satisfy the groaning parents in the audience. A difficult thing to accomplish, especially given the niche market to which Miranda caters. Soldier on, Miss Sings. You're doing amazing, sweetie.
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