Launching globally on Netflix on October 22nd, 2019, Jenny Slate’s debut comedy special Jenny Slate: Stage Fright is a part-documentary, part-stand-up designed to give the audience an inside look into Slate’s world. From the official press release:
Comedian and actress Jenny Slate’s first Netflix original comedy special Stage Fright gives the audience an inside look at the comedian’s world. Interspersed within her hilarious stand-up set, Jenny shares personal clips of her childhood and interviews with her family in an intimate look at her life. Launching globally on October 22, Jenny overcomes her stage fright while telling stories about her visit to a midnight Catholic Mass and the ghosts that haunted her childhood home.
Slate revealed the release date of the special on her personal Instagram.
Between Dave Chappelle’s Sticks and Stones and Bill Burr’s Paper Tiger, Netflix’s stand-up specials have hardly been flying under the radar lately. But the platform is a big one for up-and-coming comedians and those who have missed out on bigger opportunities, as evidenced by the great showcase of marginalized voices, Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready. Jenny Slate: Stage Fright should be among solid company.
Jonathon is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has been Senior Editor and Chief Critic of the outlet since 2017.