The special should have been called Amy Schumer: Real Friends That Actually Killed.
Netflix comedy special Amy Schumer Presents: Parental Advisory was released on the streaming service on June 11th, 2022.
We have another special fresh out of the Netflix Is A Joke Festival landing on Netflix this weekend with Amy Schumer Presents: Parental Advisory. Schumer, like Bill Burr Presents: Friends Who Kill, found comics from across the globe to come to take part in this special. Are we going to get some laughs? Let’s dive in.
Schumer arrives on the stage with a COVID joke? My goodness, make it stop, please. However, Schumer being a new mom, I knew we would have some fresh material from her, which did not disappoint. She was hitting on all cylinders, from naming her son to her tramp stamp to a hilarious mother-in-law joke. It’s crazy that Schumer gets a TON of hate from so many people, but I’ve always thought her work was funny. Her work here reminded me of that and was a great way to start the show.
Remember, this is just like Burr’s special, as we got a revolving door of comedians coming on stage and doing a few minutes. First up, Ron Funchess, who is HILARIOUS! Funchess talks about his first anniversary just past with his second wife and how much better things are around this time (I approve this message). I never thought I would be sitting here watching a comedian do an entire bit about bottled water and laughing hysterically during it. The special is two for two so far.
Our next comedian is Jaye McBride. I am unfamiliar with her work, so let’s see if she makes me a fan. Great, a covid joke followed by a covid sex joke, sigh. However, a vaccine/trans joke lands to perfection: holy cow, perfect delivery, and punchline. McBride’s set had its highs and lows, but overall it was good enough to make me seek out more of their work.
Schumer is back on the stage to talk about the Oscars and, of course, the infamous slap heard around the world. She leads with a Fresh Prince joke and follows with some of the jokes she was told she wasn’t allowed to do. I could have done without this bit, and no wonder the Academy said no, sigh.
CHRISTINA P is in the HOUSE! If you’ve followed along on RSC, you saw how much I loved the special she had this year in Mom Genes. She has a Chick Fil A joke that is a HOME RUN. So when you hear it, you will know what I am talking about. Nobody has better parenting jokes than Christina, and being a parent, they land even better for me. I swear she and Taylor Tomlinson are the two funniest women on the planet. I loved this.
Rachel Feinstein, who I am a big fan of, hits the stage next. Feinstein delivers like she always does. I love when a comedian is good at storytelling but adds accents to the jokes. She is incredible with accents. We are on a roll, folks, and the lineup is killer.
Chris Distefano is up next. I’ve heard of this guy, but I’m not sure I’ve ever watched his entire set. So excited to see what he has got for us. Boy did this man bomb, he did a whole set on COVID, and the crowd groaned (me included) more than they laughed. Our good run ended, but we are 100% about to get back on track with Lil Rel Howery closing out the show.
Howery hits the stage dressed in a jean outfit and a cowboy hat and looks hilarious. My man came and saved the day. I love Howery, and he has the BEST line delivery in this comedy space. Howery’s jokes about being a dad with daughters and, my goodness, some of the way he tells these stories/jokes are so funny. At one point, he calls his kid a “little motherf*cker,” and I swear I spit out my drink because he realized what he was saying at the moment. It was classic. Howery finishes the show with a much-needed bang.
Overall, I love how the tone of the special has been in line with its title, Parental Advisory. Each of the comics tackled jokes within the specific space of family. It was a nice change of pace to have folks come on stage and do different sets. I highly recommend checking this out when it drops on Netflix.
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