Jonas Brothers Family Roast review – the jokes are on the brothers

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: November 24, 2021 (Last updated: November 13, 2023)
Netflix Comedy Special Jonas Brothers Family Roast


It’s far from perfect, but in total, Jonas Brothers Family Roast is a fun hour of television with a mixture of A-list cameos.

Netflix Comedy Special Jonas Brothers Family Roast was released on the streaming service on November 23, 2021. 

Straight away, Jonas Brothers Family Roast is not what I expected. Before watching, I honestly thought it would be more in line with Justin Bieber: Our World. But instead of a documentary-style one-hour show, there are jokes, sketches, and a talk show vibe throughout. Add in the Jonas Brothers, and it’s surprisingly refreshing. I just wish there had been a performance from the Jonas Brothers.

Hosted by Kenan Thompson, the comedy special features a host of stars such as Danielle Jonas, Priyanka Chopra, Sophie Turner, Pete Davidson, Lilly Singh, Jack Whitehall, John Legend, Niall Horan, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, and Dr. Phil.

With throwbacks to the earlier stages of the career, such as Camp Rock, the special will please those that have followed the Jonas Brothers from their early days. Is it the most perfect comedy special ever made? No, some of the “quick wit remarks” and “sketches” are a little cringe. The “I’m expecting” joke doesn’t work. But who knows, maybe that is the humor of the Jonas Brothers. But for the most part, the show is funny and actually has some laugh-out-loud moments. This is surprisingly hard to come across, in my opinion. Many of the jokes are obviously scripted, but that shouldn’t take away too much from the laughter quality.

As expected, fans of the Jonas Brothers will love this! But if you’re not familiar with them or simply just not a fan, Jonas Brothers Family Roast probably won’t be to your taste. If anything, I hope the comedy special brings more attention towards their fifth studio album, Happiness Begins. And just in case it does, I suggest listening to “I Believe” and “Strangers”. They’re the hits that got away. Even if John Legend may think the Jonas Brothers are not quite the Beatles, their hits are still worth several listens.

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