Jacqueline Novak: Get On Your Knees
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Jacqueline Novak: Get On Your Knees
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Jacqueline Novak: Get On Your Knees NYC Reviews and Tickets

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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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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

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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.

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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TheaterScene.net
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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Theatre's Leiter Side
July 22nd, 2019
For a previous production

"Novak's routine may be dealing with crass material but she brings a spirited, lighthearted honesty to her work that elevates even her often hilarious discussion of words like 'penis' to a higher level. She's a…poetess of the penis, a vindicator of the vulva, a booster of the blowjob."
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