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.

Mo’Nique: My Name is Mo’Nique

In her latest Netflix special, Mo’Nique talked about her past, her fame, her relationships, her faith, and her secret. She was placed in special education. She was a successful actress. She grew up with a loving grandmother who couldn’t except her trans daughter because she believed in god. She married three times. She also had a secret to share. Her special was raw, real, and revealing. Definitely worth streaming.

Chris Rock: Selective Outrage

In his latest Netflix special, Chris Rock had many things to get off his chest. He tackled selected wokeness: people still play Michael Jackson’s music but not R. Kelly’s. He stood with the pro-choice: women can kill their kids up to four years old. Obviously, that’s satirical.

He pointed out the divisiveness in America politics: Republicans lie; Democrats leave out key parts of the truth. He complimented on female beauty: his ex-wife has as much money as he does and she isn’t even funny. If Beyoncé were to work at Burger King, she would still marry JAY-Z. In contrast, if JAY were working at Burger King, it would not have been the same.

That was Rock’s transition into the moment we were all waiting for: his response to the Oscar incident last year. He slapped back not only at Will Smith, but also his wife. He reserved the last 8 minutes of the show to eviscerate them and dropped the mic. As the master of crafting and timing his materials, Rock remains one of the best comics in America. Selective Outrage is highly entertaining.

Deon Cole: Charleen’s Boy

It took me a while to get through Cole’s latest Netflix Special since I only watched a few minutes here and there during my lunch breaks. I was not a fan of raw sexualized materials, but I was glad I stuck to the end. Cole talked about the pain he felt when he lost his mother exactly one year ago when the special was taped. It was an emotional one and I could relate to what he had been going through. RIP, Ms. Charleen Cole. Your son is a hell of a comic.

Dave Chappelle Makes His Case for Free Speech

Dave Chappelle is killing it again on SNL:

It shouldn’t be scary to talk about anything. It’s making my job incredibility difficult. And to be honest with you, I’m sick of talking to a crowd like this. I love you to death, and I thank you for your support. And I hope they don’t take anything away from me—whoever they are.

Every minute of his standup is worth watching and every word of his is worth listening. Damn! this guy is so good.