Taylor Tomlinson: Look at You review – a brave, personal and insightful stand-up

March 8, 2022
Daniel Hart 0
Film Reviews, Netflix, Streaming Service
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Summary

She’s genuinely a raw, untapped stand-up comedian and one that should be cherished and kept on stage. Let’s hope she is.

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Summary

She’s genuinely a raw, untapped stand-up comedian and one that should be cherished and kept on stage. Let’s hope she is.

Netflix stand-up special Taylor Tomlinson: Look at You will be released on the streaming service on March 8, 2022.

There’s something about Taylor. After watching the comedian’s first Netflix special, it was clear we were witnessing an unforgettable stand-up. Quarter-Life Crisis has rewatch value, a strong indicator for a high-quality stand-up. She has a unique way of basing herself in a situation and bringing in the audience with her demeanor to make an energetic and hilarious experience. Waiting for her second Netflix stand-up presented some questions: will Taylor Tomlinson be able to keep her material fresh?

Look at You is a brave stand-up by Taylor. Putting aside her comedic style, she brings to the surface her mental health, which provides a flurry of personal content that feels raw and authentic. Taylor goes in-depth about her mental health diagnosis, charming the audience with her quirks as she breaks down what life is like.

The Netflix special does not stop there. Taylor Tomlinson discusses her medication and delves into the intricacies of grief; it’s certainly a deep dive that’s unexpected but refreshing. It feels important. Taylor shatters down the walls and laughs at the concept of mental health being taboo.

Of course, there are many jokes outside of the mental health topic, but it’s the crux of the Netflix stand-up. Taylor brings down her walls for the audience, and while the material is designed to be a comedy, there’s certainly an undertone to Taylor’s experience that will resonate with audiences. Hopefully, it will encourage others to talk about their mental health experiences more, rather than feel it’s a topic to be ashamed of.

Look at You also proves that Taylor Tomlinson’s style will not grow old quickly. She continues to dazzle the audience with her quick wit and quirky wisdom. She effortlessly moves from one joke to the next at lightning and effective speed. You can tell the audience laps up every joke. She’s genuinely a raw, untapped stand-up comedian and one that should be cherished and kept on stage. Let’s hope she is.

It’s also refreshing that Taylor opted to move the subject to be less about relationships and delve into another personal aspect of her life. While her insight into her love life is always a good time, comedians often become a one-trick-pony on what they can talk about. Tomlinson proves she’s malleable. She needs to be talked about more, and hopefully, her second stand-up reaches her to new heights.

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You can watch this stand-up with a subscription to Netflix.