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What to watch on Netflix

WANDA SYKES

If you want to see a master of stand-up comedy, then you need to check out Wanda Sykes new Netflix Special ’Not Normal’. You know Sykes from her role as Barbara Baran in ‘The New Adventures of Old Christine’, and for her comedic roles in such films as Monster-in-Law and My Super Ex-Girlfriend or TV…

COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE

In 2012, the always fantastic Jerry Seinfeld started a ridiculous show, on a different medium, the web, on Crackle no less. People were confused. Why was the great and rich Jerry Seinfeld doing a low rent show on a low rent website? And who would watch internet comedy that was longer than five minutes? Until then, no one had. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 30%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 25%; width: 50%; height: 50%; } Jerry was right and we were wrong. The show, now on Netflix naturally, is now iconic and introduced a brand new format, that also worked on our phones: The spontaneous, unplanned, highly edited, very intimate and personal interview show. Jerry explains some of the magic. ‘The car gives it kinetic…

AZIZ ANSARI: RIGHT NOW!

It is perhaps unfair to Aziz to start with his now-famous 2018 date gone wrong. He hasn’t spoken much about it publically, however, and most people in the audience want to hear his thoughts eighteen months later. Aziz handles that well, all things considered, and starts the show with a few personal minutes. He felt…

BOOKSMART

When I was first introduced to Booksmart someone said to me “It’s like the female Superbad”. Honestly, that made me not want to see it. I loved Superbad but I’m tired of movies with female leads being forced to stick to a formula that was tested and certified to be successful by men first. As if to say, “if we take a risk on women, let’s make sure all other variables are secure first.” But I wanted to support the box office, so I went reluctantly. As the movie began I rolled my eyes anticipating the onslaught of millennial jargon, soulless social media quips and choppy acting as a result of a director telling the female leads to just be more like Michael Cera and Jonah Hill (as was the case with the recent remake of Ghostbusters). Man was I…

KATHERINE RYAN: GLITTER ROOM

We all know the Dutch are direct. We’ve heard it a million times. We’ve experienced it a million times. But what I don’t know, as an expat living in Amsterdam, is, are the Dutch able to take it as much as they dish it out? If you’re up for the challenge you need to watch Canadian-Irish comedian Katherine Ryan’s new Netflix stand-up special ‘Glitter Room’. Katherine Ryan’s stand-up is as if the logical side of your brain was also hilarious. She stands up (pun intended) to nonsense societal pressures (mostly created by the patriarchy) and dismisses plastic wrapped expectations for women, minorities and even men victim to toxic masculinity. She’s smart, sarcastic, hilarious and certainly doesn’t fit in anyone else’s (glitter) box.   .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 30%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object,…