Iliza Shlesinger: Hot Forever review – Shlesinger thrives in her sixth special

By Ricky Valero
Published: October 11, 2022 (Last updated: February 6, 2024)


Shlesinger continues to show that she is one of the best stand-up comedians in the game with another brilliant special.

Netflix comedy special Iliza Shlesinger: Hot Forever will be released on Tuesday, October 11th, 2022. Check out our review. 

So as you might have caught in my recent reviews, I have decided to start adding an extra layer to my review by sharing my thoughts on the opening plus the stage. So we see the special start with Shlesinger, with a “Now That’s What I Call Music” font, which gets a ten out of ten. That follows with her hitting the stage. On the stage, somewhat simplistic, a mic and a couple of curtains draped behind her. Sometimes simple is better, and I dig it.

Shlesinger kicks off with some pandemic jokes but does it in light of making fun of the TikTok dancers. Next, Shelsinger gave some advice to the younger generation men (under 30) about dating and having sex. I won’t lie, this entire bit starts the special running with some incredible work from Iliza Shlesinger with the story-telling, body movement, and facial expressions.

You know, I talk about how comedians take stands on certain things and how some of them have crossed that line. However, Shlesinger doesn’t preach but teaches while in the mode of storytelling or jokes. She isn’t shy about sharing her thoughts on certain things, but they aren’t political matters but things that should be cut and dry. For me, that’s what stood out in her tracing the line of talking about specific topics that other comedians attempt to.

Early on, Shlesinger said it was her sixth special for Netflix, and there is a reason why they keep going back to her for more. Shlesinger knows how to do this dance in ways that most comedians don’t. Yes, her jokes are funny, but her story-telling is next level. Also, nobody works the stage as well as she does. Whether it was the jokes about TikTok dances where she danced them herself or the facial expressions or the accents, she can do it all.

Overall, Iliza Shlesinger: Hot Forever continues to prove that Shlesinger is one of the best stand-up comedians on the planet. Her ability to captivate your attention from start to finish is second to none. You don’t want to miss this one.

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