Andrew Santino: Cheeseburger Review – a lacklustre meal that lacked substance

January 11, 2023
Ricky Valero 14
Film Reviews, Netflix, Streaming Service
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Summary

Andrew Santino: Cheeseburger is a disastrously cooked meal that I wanted to send back to the chef.

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Summary

Andrew Santino: Cheeseburger is a disastrously cooked meal that I wanted to send back to the chef.


We review the Netflix comedy stand up special Andrew Santino: Cheeseburger, which was released on January 10th, 2023.

Andrew Santino made his stand-up comedy special debut on Adam Devine’s House Party in 2013. Since then, he’s released two specials, including his last one that debuted in 2017 on Showtime, Home Field Advantage. He returns to the stage with his first Netflix special in Andrew Santino: Cheeseburger. Is the special worth checking out? Let’s dive in.

Andrew Santino: Cheeseburger Stand Up Comedy Review

The special was recorded in Denver, Colorado, where we have a straightforward opening for Andrew as the host announces him to come to the stage. Then, on the stage, we’ve got quite an array of things happening, from a bar stand that has alcohol on it and a cigar chair that has a stand with a drink next to it. I am not sure what’s going on, but I like the vibe.

After kicking off with a covid joke (thankfully didn’t stay here too long), Andrew tackles getting his prostate exam. When I tell you that this was one of the funniest unfiltered bits of storytelling from a comedian about this, I am not lying. I loved the perspective he brought to the approach here by including some aspects of how women feel in specific scenarios. It was a great start to the show.

Alright, I am sure the hate will come in for me when I say this, but Andrew’s entire edgy bit about climate change felt so forced and lacked any funny moments. I get what he was trying to do, but he had a few moments where he felt like he was forcing the joke to the point where I found myself wanting to turn off the special. And just when I thought he would save it with one line, he threw out another line that was followed by an audible sigh from me.

What’s wild to me is that this continued throughout the fifty-eight-minute runtime. I can imagine most people will turn this off about halfway through. If you are going to be “edgy,” do it with confidence and not sound like you are trying to be “edgy” to be cool. It comes off so badly throughout the special.

Is Andrew Santino: Cheeseburger any good?

I’ll be honest, this one is an easy pass for me. I am not saying there weren’t times I laughed, but the overall special was truly lackluster. I’ve said that a comedian on the stage is up there to make us laugh and not run for office. Now, Andrew tackles both sides and how stupid they can be, but he beats a dead horse over and over again, making every joke that follows less and less funny.

Overall, Andrew Santino: Cheeseburger is an overcooked, under-seasoned special that I can’t wait to forget that I watched. He tries too hard and fails to connect the dots with his jokes. I promise you can find something else better to watch.

What did you think of the Netflix comedy stand up special Andrew Santino: Cheeseburger? Comment below.

14 thoughts on “Andrew Santino: Cheeseburger Review – a lacklustre meal that lacked substance

  • January 12, 2023 at 1:38 pm
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    Good thing no one cares about your opinion

  • January 12, 2023 at 11:40 pm
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    Ur an idiot, it was excellent. I haven’t laughed that hard in some time. Sounds like you’re the one trying to be edgy. Pssssshhhh….

  • January 13, 2023 at 4:55 am
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    This special was hilarious. Andrew is one of the funniest, brightest comedians around. This reviewer clearly has some weird vendetta against him. Woke clown!

  • January 13, 2023 at 6:48 am
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    This is a terrible article written by an absolute idiot. Cheeseburger is a masterpiece.

  • January 13, 2023 at 7:15 am
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    What an L article, jesus

  • January 13, 2023 at 6:30 pm
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    What did Andrew do to hurt you lol the special is fantastic and this review is beyond lackluster. Don’t quit your day job if you have one

  • January 14, 2023 at 4:51 am
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    If one is going to review comedy it’s probably good to have a sense of humor. You are a sad man

  • January 14, 2023 at 6:40 am
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    Huge fan of comedy and good comics. This is soooo good. Whoever wrote this article is an idiot and an embarrassment. Watch it. Do not listen to this guy. Brilliant. Loved it. Cried laughing. My only goal.

  • January 14, 2023 at 7:48 pm
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    When every comment seems to vehemently disagree with your review analysis, maybe you need to consider your objectivity.

    I do agree that the show felt stale. But it was certainly watchable. Like the politicians he joked about, you might be a bit out of touch.

  • January 14, 2023 at 10:31 pm
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    Anyone who thinks this comedy is funny is average or less IQ. You probably also think Sebastian Maniscalo is funny too!

  • January 15, 2023 at 9:00 pm
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    I forced myself to keep watching hoping it would get better until 2/3 through where I finally shut it off. Many hacky jokes that have been done by other comedians, with few original thoughts followed poor delivery. As a fan of Andrew Santino’s podcast career and past stand up, I was very disappointed.

  • January 18, 2023 at 5:42 am
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    I was so disappointed by this special. It started good and then it felt so forced as it went on. The feminist bit at the end was soberingly bad.

  • January 20, 2023 at 8:32 am
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    Lots of L’s in here.

  • January 22, 2023 at 12:11 pm
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    It was an excellent special! My bf and I laughed throughout the entire show and that never happens with us it’s either one of us finds a stand-up funny and one of us doesn’t

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