Chappelle's casual and conversational performance style in this special has a very specific function: It gets the audience on his side.
In their groundbreaking one-woman plays, Phoebe-Waller Bridge and Jacqueline Novak prove that uncensored comedy celebrating female sexuality can find mainstream success.
"Even though it is out of date, temperamental, and actively begging me to stop using it, I will continue to use Howl for my podcast listening until the day I die."
"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend protagonist Rebecca acknowledges the unhealthy nature of her actions while blatantly excusing said actions time and time again. She knows better, and she doesn’t."
"Beth has been in traffic now for a horrendously long time. She has severe road rage, the diagnostic kind for which she has a sponsor. She calls as I leave work to tell me this in her quintessential Beth parlance, her voice an odd but unambiguous synthesis of Bobby Durst and Lindsay Lohan."
“It is from the beginnings of Western society that we can observe a scathing remark can go unpunished so long as it is accompanied by a joke.” On Molière, satire, and power.