Jacqueline Novak: Get On Your Knees
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Jacqueline Novak: Get On Your Knees

Jacqueline Novak: Get On Your Knees NYC Reviews and Tickets

(91 Reviews)
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Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Raunchy, Hilarious

The most high-brow show about blow jobs you’ll ever see returns for another encore presentation.

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Member Reviews (91)

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1085 Reviews | 265 Followers
Raunchy, Insipid, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if A stand up about the history of oral sex.jokes are funny at times.

Don't see it if The show was to long a pretty tasteless. Many left when I went, others looked bored

913 Reviews | 929 Followers
Repetitive, Long, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like stand-up shows, especially about oral sex. It is funny and it flows well.

Don't see it if at the 60 min mark, it starts to drag and get repetitive. Could use tightening or maybe tangents about something else.

888 Reviews | 1017 Followers
Overly long, Funny

See it if You enjoy standup comedy.

Don't see it if You are in the mood for a play or are uncomfortable w/ talk re: blowjobs etc. I would have liked it better if it were 60min.

1015 Reviews | 420 Followers
Monotonous, Indulgent, Disappointing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You are a heterosexual woman, maybe a gay man, looking for light comedy masquerading as naughty humor. Some good laughs. Nothing too heavy.

Don't see it if You’re looking for smart, sharp comedy with a point. I mean...there are some good ones here but it just seems to go on and on to nowhere. Read more

982 Reviews | 343 Followers
Quirky, Raunchy, Hilarious, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if you want to laugh. JN's funny, smart, fearless. Some feminism, but mostly coming-of-age story. You'll acclimate to the detailed BJ discussn.

Don't see it if open talk of private matters discomfits you. Or you want a plot (this is stand up) or staging. JV paces back-n-forth (her FitBit's happy). Read more

716 Reviews | 219 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if Very funny & entertaining. Brilliant physical comedy, and insight into sex psychology & language. I'm not a standup fan but this was great.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a standup nightclub act. You don't enjoy sexual comedy, physical comedy, & sex stories.

754 Reviews | 124 Followers
Edgy, Funny, Clever, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy solo shows where deep personal insight is illustrated with amusing anecdotes. Very personable & present performer.

Don't see it if you have difficulty with descriptions of sexuality, nothing salacious. The performer's constantly pacing on the empty stage bothered me

716 Reviews | 157 Followers
Clever, Raunchy, Edgy, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if you like female writers/performers & topics rarely discussed in theater, gritty honest humor with bodily references, irreverant stories

Don't see it if Don't like talk of all kinds of sexual activities from female perspective, foul language, stories that pick on men, stand-up style plays

Critic Reviews (9)

The New York Times
July 22nd, 2019
For a previous production

"In ‘Get on Your Knees,’ a Comedian Goes There. Jacqueline Novak’s show, a stand-up comedy set that inclines toward theater, offers a personal and intellectual history of oral sex."
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Time Out New York
July 22nd, 2019
For a previous production

★★★★ "It's possible that you think you've already had your fill of dick jokes. If so, the sly, digressive comedian Jacqueline Novak might be able to turn you around. In her languid one-woman stage special 'Get On Your Knees,' Novak talks for nearly 90 minutes about blow jobs, discussing men's strangely shy appendage, the vulva and her own winding path through high-school self-consciousness and collegiate anxiety toward full oral confidence."
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New Yorker
July 27th, 2019
For a previous production

“Jacqueline Novak’s comedy is an overthinker’s delight, and a reminder that a woman’s humor can cut as deeply as her rage.”
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The Hollywood Reporter
July 22nd, 2019
For a previous production

"The comedian tells you everything you ever wanted to know about oral sex in her one-woman show, presented by Natasha Lyonne, directed by John Early and executive produced by Mike Birbiglia."
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Lighting & Sound America
July 23rd, 2019
For a previous production

"Many a comic has struggled with expanding his or her act to a length suitable for an Off Broadway gig, and there's no getting around the fact that, at a certain point, 'Get on Your Knees' ends up on its knees. But Novak at her best is a cold blast of common sense…"
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Theater News Online
July 25th, 2019
For a previous production

“Jacqueline Novak expertly delivers personal, sexually explicit stories in her one-woman show.”
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July 23rd, 2019
For a previous production

"A riotous, literate and playfully raunchy extended standup comedy act, exploring sexuality. She confidently delivers her masterfully crafted material with very funny and thought provoking results. Her animated yet laid back presence forcefully renders her humorous observations with momentum."
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Theatre is Easy
July 28th, 2019
For a previous production

"Novak nails the nonchalant attitude that serves this material well. And with her honesty and humor, she's created a performance that's about more than just blow jobs. But her narrative feels incomplete…'Get On Your Knees' could have done with a little more struggle."
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