Wanda Sykes: I’m an Entertainer

In her latest Netflix special, Wanda Sykes jokes about her French wife, their twins, racism, politics, covid, and, surprisingly, a whole lot of dicks. Sykes is indeed an entertainer and she is doing an excellent job at it. She landed a punchline on Florida and its governor: “If you want to protect the kids, ban assault weapons. That’s what killing the kids, not the books.” If you want a good laugh, stream it on Netflix.

Sheng Wang: Sweet and Juicy

Sheng Wang has a laid-back style. I can’t recall if he used any curse word at all in his first Netflix Special. His jokes were mostly sarcastic. He began with an expected line, but landed on somewhere else. I can definitely relate to him on the Costco jokes. This is a special I can watch with my kids if they understand satire.

Hannah Gadsby: Something Special

In their latest Netflix Special, Hannah Gadsby shared their relationship with Jenno. The jokes were lighthearted, except for skinning the rabbit story. Gadsby promised a happy stand-up special and they delivered. I still preferred her darker materials on Nanette.

John Mulaney: Baby J

In his latest Netflix Special, John Mulaney talked about his drug addict and his rehab journey for an hour and 20 minutes. Although he was engaging and entertaining, the show should have ended at the Rolex story. The GQ interview was just a bit of a drag on. Nevertheless, Mulaney proves to be at the top of his craft even when he’s sobered.

Celeste Barber: Fine, Thanks

This was the first time I was introduced to Celeste Barber. I didn’t what to expect. Her materials were light with a few punchlines here and there. She revealed her relationship with her husband. They have been married for 19 years. She also disclosed that she was diagnosed with ADHD and showed her fat stomach to prove that she was confidence with her body. I listened to half of the special while driving to work. I might have missed some of her visual performance. I found her jokes silly at first, but I grew into her honesty and wittiness.

A Tourist’s Guide to Love

The title of this rom-com says it all. The romance between Sinh (plays by Scott Ly) and Amenda (plays by Rachael Leigh Cook) takes the backseat to the travelogue. It’s cheesy but beautiful, which is perfect for a Sunday rainy afternoon.

The Glory

“I ain’t a killer, but don’t push me. / Revenge is like the sweetest joy next to getting pussy.” These two lines from 2pac sums up The Glory. The 16-episode Korean drama is dark, suspenseful, and a bit too long. The plot is also a bit complex. I enjoyed bingeing it, but didn’t quite live up to my expectations.

Sommore: Queen Chandelier

I watched Queen Chandelier a while back and somehow didn’t finish the entire special. I usually didn’t care about the comedian’s outfit, but the wings on Sommore’s jacket were a bit odd for me. I finished the rest yesterday while tuning up our skis and snowboards. The listening experience was better than watching it. She was hilarious. The only thing I could recall from her special was that she’s pro-vaccine.

Leanne Morgan: I’m Every Woman

I was listening to Leanne Morgan’s Netflix Special while tuning up our skis and snowboards. I found her jokes light and relaxing. She shared a great deal about her husband and their sex lives. I enjoyed it even without watching the show.


Beef is an all-Asian-cast Netflix series starring Ali Wong and Steven Yeun. I didn’t know Yeun before, but he is outstanding. Ali Wong steps up her acting game. In fact, the entire cast is pretty damn good. Beef is dark, fucked-up, and edgy. Mad kudos to Lee Sung Jin. I hope to see more seasons coming in the future.