Already closed | 1h 20m | West Village

Jacqueline Novak: Get On Your Knees

From 83 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Raunchy, Hilarious

About the show

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.” 

1h 20m | Already closed | Lucille Lortel Theatre (West Village)

Member Reviews (83)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Raunchy, Hilarious

54
Overrated, Slow, Indulgent, Banal

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.

65
Disappointing, Cliched, Fluffy, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if You are a millennial. They were the one laughing. The comedy show was edgy.

Don't see it if You are appalled by jokes about oral sex,

69
Slow, Quirky, Raunchy, Banal

See it if You want to see a performer pacing back and forth while. discussing blowjobs

Don't see it if You expect more than a repetitive monologue

68
Edgy, Disappointing, Entertaining

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 ...

Also Talks too fast, jumps from one subject to another, feels like she alre... Read more Read less

68
Entertaining, Intelligent, Slow, Indulgent, Fluffy

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.

69
Raunchy, Funny, Disappointing, Clever

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

65
Overrated, Lots of pacing with a microphone cord, Poorly directed, Not theater, 80-minute stand-up act

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.

69
Overrated, Edgy, Refreshing, Ambitious

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


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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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 str...
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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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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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