Comedian Jacqueline Novak’s "Get On Your Knees," the most high-brow show about blow jobs you’ll ever see, returns for an encore presentation. More…
From the show:
Novak spins her material on the femininity of the penis and the stoicism of the vulva into an unexpectedly philosophical show that’s part feminist outcry, part coming-of-age tale of triumph. Ira Glass calls it a “nearly Talmudic dissection of a subject. Really funny and just really like nothing else.”
See it if You're a college student who finds jokes about oral sex, tauboli, and virtually every other banal topic hilarious.
Don't see it if Show more than wears out its welcome at 85 minutes. Becomes endless and monotonous, with many walkouts. Many fell asleep.
See it if Expect to find something new about blow job that will make you to regret ever doing it after listening to Ms Novak
Don't see it if Performer walking back and forth carrying long cord microphone and sometimes placing fingers in her mouth imitating ...
See it if It's a 90 minute monologue about blowjobs. With jokes. You know based on that whether you want to see it or not. It was...ok, I guess?
Don't see it if Feels like something being workshopped for a stand up special or a dirty TED talk. It winds up ALMOST-but-not-quite succeeding as either.
See it if you want a night of light theater; if you aren't bothered by frank discussions of explicit themes; if you like solo shows
Don't see it if you're looking for a deep probe into the complicated social and sexual dynamics of today; this was fun, but not particularly profound
See it if You enjoy the comedy of Amy Schumer and other "sex comics." Novak is smart and funny but she needs discipline as a performer.
Don't see it if You want to see theater. This is not theater; it is stand up. You don't like blue humor and talk of the act of fellatio and penises.
See it if you enjoy someone obsessing and being overly critical and intellectualizing about her ability to perform fallacio.
Don't see it if you bore easily while someone is rambling on and on about fallacio