Nicole Byer: BBW (big, beautiful weirdo) review – big, bold and beautiful comedy

December 7, 2021
Romey Norton 0
Film Reviews, Netflix, Streaming Service
4

Summary

Nicole Byer blesses us with her first comedy special, and here’s to many more.

Loading JustWatch data...
4

Summary

Nicole Byer blesses us with her first comedy special, and here’s to many more.

Netflix comedy stand-up special Nicole Byer: BBW (big, beautiful weirdo) was released on the streaming service on December 7, 2021.

Netflix has released the first comedy special by actress, comedian, and podcaster Nicole Byer, BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo) and this is a fun treat for Christmas.

Nicole Byer is a strong, beautiful, big woman, having a voice for all women/people out there, breaking stereotypes. You may recognize her as the host of the Netflix hit baking series Nailed It! When she’s not hosting, Byer has just released her book: #VERYFAT #VERYBRAVE: The Fat Girl’s Guide to Being #Brave and Not a Dejected, Melancholy, Down-in-the-Dumps Weeping Fat Girl in a Bikini. She also has a sitcom out on Netflix called Loosely Exactly Nicole and hosts many podcasts, so whatever medium you’re into, there is some Nicole there for you!

This comedy special is her first and it’s roughly one hour long, which makes for a quick, fun watch. I managed to get through it in my lunch hour, which certainly helped me get through the day. As soon as I saw the burger bra and a pole dancing pole I was hooked.

From making jokes about being vegan to being single, dating in lock-down, to “Karen’s” this show has everything you could want to and not want to relate to. She’s fresh, sexy, funky, and extremely likable as a comedian. Crude and rude jokes are my favorite, and there are plenty. Who doesn’t love an abortion joke masked as a dick joke? Brilliantly witty. 

As a Brit, I think it’s safe to say we have the best comedy, especially with our sarcasm, but we absolutely love taking the mick out of Americans. It’s great. Byer doesn’t hold back on this, insulting all walks of life from all over America. Byer has great timing, she’s a fun, eccentric storyteller, cheeky and cute with voices and impressions, all adding to one giant hour of fun. 

The staging is very pretty, the background matches her outfit without being distracting or offensive. She looks modern-chic, and I need her eye-shadow colour. The focus is all on her, no switching to the audiences to see their reactions. Which I must say, I do enjoy. Overall, this is a great hour of comedy which I’d suggest you watch if you’re looking for a pick-me-up, something fun to watch, a new comedian to try out or if you’re a fan of Nicole’s already! Her final joke/story is disgustingly hilarious and is worth the watch for.