Director: Jay Karas
Christina Pazsitzky is now “Christina P” – easier to say, easier to deal with I guess. But with her first Netflix comedy special she comes out swinging, armed with jokes, not just about her experiences as a new mother, though to begin with that’s the thread.
And they’re funny jokes too – she hits hard right from the start, walking a line between edgy and offensive that is full of well-timed wit and strong material. She’s got the timing and pacing and placing and spacing just right. And she has lines that hit hard.
Across the hour she moves off to discuss topics related to motherhood – women’s lifelong sexualisation, how generations view one another, various frustrations relating to celebrities and idiots and idiot-celebrities.
Great roasts of Caitlyn Jenner and Jenny McCarthy are super well delivered, even if you might argue that they’re sitting ducks; easy targets.
And that’s really the only criticism here – and one that’s instantly answered. Any time the material seems “easy” or “obvious” there’s just enough of a twist in the delivery, some great acting as Pazsitzky dances with the line. She’s enjoying herself – that’s obvious. And part of the appeal and magic of this special. Here’s someone owning their work, nailing it, loving it.
That’s a big part of the strength of this show.
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