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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Best Comedy of 2021

Comedy got dangerous in 2021. Not a threat to a cancellation culture (although after creating one of the biggest controversies of the year with his Netflix special Closer, Dave Chappel may disagree). Rather, “I can get Covid on this show” is dangerous. After (hopefully) a rare live shutdown in life, the audience returned to the indoor show and the comics resumed where they left off. Here are some of the highlights.

One night at the Comedy Cellar, Dave Attell told a guy in the crowd, “I’m glad you are wearing a mask because we need a survivor to tell the story.” But in the basement of the West Side Comedy Club, Bill Burr finished off the elephant in the room even faster: “I’m happy to be working on a new version now.”

Teague Notaro is not the first stand-up to turn itself into a cartoon, but her HBO special “Painted” was her most ambitious attempt, using a different animation style for each piece – realistic one moment, whimsical the next, deviating from the gaze the public on the cockroach. Imagine if Pixar really got up.

This was the year that visual humor caught up with verbal humor in special comedy series. Bo Burnham invented a new comic vocabulary with his Netflix hit “Inside,” a cinematic meditation on isolation, the Internet, and ironic distance. It was so melodic and thematically well done that a blockbuster musical would surely appear in its future.

In Imperfect Messenger, a Comedy Central special filled with exquisite comic book gems, Roy Wood Jr. begins by discussing things that aren’t racist, but Feel racist. Things in which he puts it by rubbing his thumb and fingers together as if he is clinging to something are “racist remnants” – for example, when white people use the word “ancestors”, or when you go somewhere and there are “also many American flags” which he calls “too much freedom.” He rubs his fingers again and asks, “How many American flags are equal to one Confederate flag?”

With a stunning horror soundtrack, claustrophobic close-ups, and Pinter’s menacing humor, Baby Shiva offers a modern interpretation of The Graduate’s fear of graduation. Its director, Emma Seligman, is the most promising comedy writer in recent years.

In the original Audible, Live in Interesting Times, Laraine Newman describes studying with Marcel Marceau, dating Warren Zevon, and farting in front of the Prince. She gives you what you want in Saturday Night Live, but what makes her audiobook great is her slick voice, epitomizing a cast of characters no more charismatic than her own.

Mentally Al catches up with the unsung comedian Al Lubel as he is nearly broke, disheveled, and struggling with an impossible dysfunctional relationship with his mother. However, on stage, he is invariably cheerful, even when the audience does not think so. After countless documentaries on how a really funny man became a star, there is finally a candid film about why it didn’t happen.

Sometimes the most powerful hit is the jab. In Oh God, An Hour About Abortion – an understated, humane and deeply fun exploration of the experience of unwanted pregnancy and abortion – Alison Leibey uses observational comedy to rethink the political issue at a critical time for reproductive rights.

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Never since escaped the police has Chaplin been more funny than Tiffany Haddish in Bad Trip, a Netflix movie script that features unscripted scenes such as Haddish emerging from under a prison bus in orange jumpsuit. forcing a passerby man an uncomfortable decision.

There has never been a better year for beautiful comics that joke about their worn out mental health. British comedian James Acaster presented his masterpiece Cold Climbing, I Hate Myself 1999 on Vimeo, with Beau Burnham sprawling on screen and John Mulani describing the depth of his addiction live performances. Wildly funny and deeply felt, this nearly three-hour show makes fun of how easy it is to turn mental struggle into entertainment before you do it.

Missiles were missed, shining diamonds and a huge sign that glowed “World War III”. I’m still not sure what the battle was about, but as soon as the born artist Katt Williams burst into the Barclays Center, yellow sneakers blurred in the fog, it became clear that he had won.

Naomi Ekperigin is natural – a comic that can make you laugh at anything: recaping Nancy Meyers films, vaccines, clichés (why Los Angeles sucks), the way she says, “Okay.” In the half-hour set on Netflix on December 29, Standups, she even has two different beige jokes that make her laugh. It’s a delight.

Describing how the porn industry pioneered everything on the Internet, from user-generated content to varied casting, Danny Jolls, in his adorable and over-the-top Amazon Prime Video Special Six Parts, finds a new way to describe news fragmentation and filtering: fetishes. He claims that all news has become “perverse news,” satisfying our narrow, even perverse whims.

Last year ended with An Evening with Tim Heidecker, a parody of a poignant stand-up comedy that was too vague to really resonate. Now Heidecker has hit the bull’s-eye with his recent YouTube parody, The Joe Rogan Experience; his 12 hour run time (actually one hour in a loop) is his first joke. So precise, so scrupulous to the detail, rhythm and jargon of this podcast, his conversation with two flattering guests (played by Jeremy Levick and Rajat Suresh with impeccable contrivance) is a masterclass sounding absolutely amazing while saying absolutely nothing.

No comedy started in 2000 should be this funny. Part of the reason for this feat is the consistently elite opening act, no more important than Susie Essman, who shone this year. Known for her volcanic fury, she can also act dry and restrained. I didn’t laugh louder this year on TV than after hearing her say the word “caftan.”

Jim Gaffigan has been creating so much material for so long that it’s easy to take for granted. The fact that he is family friendly probably doesn’t help his press either. His new special dynamite Comedy Monster (which premieres Tuesday on Netflix) is arguably his best, showing Gaffigan in his most dyspeptic state. It suits him. Who would have thought he could gut marching bands and parades so satisfactorily? Or listen to the most unexpected joke of the year (note the piano).

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