Review of The Standups

Tuesdays, 3:00 AM ET on Netflix

30 minutes

What’s better than one stand-up special? Find out when Netflix releases “The Standups,” a comedy special featuring six 30-minute episodes where six up-and-coming comedians take the mic to show off their material to the world. In “The Standups,” filmed live at the Cicada Restaurant and Club in Los Angeles, each comic brings a uniquely fresh and hilarious take on life in this intimate series of comedy shows. “The Standups” features the comedic talents of Nate Bargatze, Deon Cole, Fortune Feimster, Nikki Glaser, Dan Soder and Beth Stelling.
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Apr 19, 2018 1:56PM EDT

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Watching the second season now. They are 6 episode seasons. Its very much like HBO specials, at a much lower level. The comedians are up and coming, but its very hit and miss on the quality and the funniness.

There is quite a lot of vulgarity, especially from the women, who seem to be chosen for their in-your-face attitude. In the first season, the woman who started the show performs and jokes extensively and crudely about anal sex. Its funny, but its crude humour.

The men on the other hand seem to be meek apologetic wimp kind of comedians. I find overly personal self-defeating humour to be lowly, like the fat guy who jokes about being fat or the shy guy that jokes about being shy. If all a comedian can joke about is their personal failures, then its not funny.

There are some good comedians in the mix though, so I would recommend watching the first 5 minutes of each episode and dropping that episode if its not your taste of humour... because, since they are relatively second rate comedians, they often drone on about the same joke again and again for the whole show.


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