Aziz Ansari-Right Now

            With the release of Right Now, the largest comeback attempt yet of the #MeToo moment has been enacted.  Yes, Louis CK has popped up at comedy festivals, and Kevin Spacey releases weird videos into the internet’s void, but Aziz Ansari’s new special is a Netflix-cosigned release where Ansari is trying to rediscover himself in a post-Babe.net world.  The previously larger-than-life comic’s return to the stage with a candid, casual, and most importantly thoughtful special that is second most importantly, his best.

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Amy Schumer-The Leather Special

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I love Amy Schumer, almost as much as I hate Amy Schumer.  Actually, what I should say is: I love Amy Schumer, almost as much as I hate the idea of Amy Schumer.  Despite being an immensely talented comic, Schumer has become everyone and their mother’s favorite comic.  Schumer is no longer a club or theatre comic.  She’s the type of comic that can probably sell out Madison Square Garden for the rest of her career.  She’s entered the lexicon of Louis C.K., Chris Rock, and Eddie Murphy, but she’s also entering into the realm of Dane Cook.  She’s still incredibly funny, but it appears her material has suffered a bit.  She’s not as witty or clever as she was during Live at the Apollo or Cutting.  Of course, that doesn’t mean she’s not funny. Continue reading