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Comedy Review

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    Marc Maron at the End of the WorldIn End Times Fun, an amazing stand-up comedian does his version of the Book of Revelation.
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    Pete Davidson’s New Comedy Special Is Alive, BarelyAlive From New York is proof the SNL star is still a comedian and not a punch line. It’s too bad it still feels like a rough draft.
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    Put a Mustache on It: Working Out the Genre-Bending in NateTwo critics try to get at the core of Natalie Palamides’s comedy-theater-clowning-drag hybrid.
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    For Maria Bamford, Weakness Is GreatnessIn her new special, the comedian refuses to slice away at others without also turning the knife back on herself.
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    Leslie Jones, Ebullient Time TravelerIn her Netflix special, the SNL alum makes a careful performance feel wildly combustible.
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    Why Did John Mulaney Make a Children’s TV Special?In his new Netflix special, the comedian is his truest self.
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    Michelle Wolf Plays the ClassicsIn Joke Show, Wolf takes familiar premises and chips away at them until she creates something legitimately new.
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    The New One Buries Mike Birbiglia, and It Will Bury You, TooThe comedian’s new special is a gorgeous longform piece of storytelling. It’s also very funny.
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    In Lobby Baby, Seth Meyers Transforms Into His Truest Self: Consummate Wife GuyVisually and narratively, the Netflix special makes the late-night host a sidekick in his own life.
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    In Stage Fright, Jenny Slate Shows Us HerselfThe comedian gets personal in her new Netflix special.
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    The Great Depresh Is Proof That Comedy Doesn’t Have to WoundGary Gulman’s HBO special is equally happy, sad, dark, and hilarious.
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    Dave Chappelle Hopes You’re OffendedIn his Broadway show and Netflix special, the comedian aligns with perspectives of the powerful.
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    Julio Torres’s My Favorite Shapes Will Change the Way You See a Happy Meal ToyThe SNL writer shows off his unwavering commitment to the bit in his new HBO special.
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    Anthony Jeselnik Uses His New Netflix Special to Punch Himself in the FaceSliding between two truths is a virtuosic skill, and Jeselnik is a master.
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    Review: Onstage, Jerry Seinfeld Shows He’s the Anti-LouieKicking off his five-borough stand-up tour, his family-man whines were funny in a sepia-toned throwback kind of way.