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TAYLOR TOMLINSON

Oh to be young and in love. Or as we say in 2020, ‘Oh to be young and desperately confused about every small aspect of life including the random re-surfacing of childhood traumas.’

While the sound of being ‘in your 20s’ has long-since suggested a bright-eyed air of curiosity, new beginnings, and potential, the 25 year-old Taylor Tomlinson reminds everyone why this period of our lives is only seemingly responsibility-free. Being in your 20s means you still suck too much for anyone to expect much from you. In her 1-hour Netflix special, appropriately titled ‘Quarter-Life Crisis’, Tomlinson offers her refreshing perspective on a time period riddled with humiliation and mistakes. From delving into what can be brought to the table as a 25 year-old, (What am I able to bring to a potluck dinner? Dry napkins) to realizing how absurd the events of her childhood actually were (not everyone gets tied up in the yard?), Tomlinson takes you to a time before you had a gut to listen to, because the fat hadn’t formed there yet.

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The comedy special touches on the hilarity of life choices made by a pre-adult, post-teenager, but as Tomlinson stands on a stage in front of hundreds of laughing faces, you are shown first-hand how this hilarity can be harnessed and embraced. In between belly laughs, there was just enough time for me to ponder how Taylor has her own Netflix stand-up special at only 25 years old. Whether you are Gen Z or Gen X, Tomlinson serves up a little something for everyone. Check out her special on Netflix now.

 

 

by Julia Plott