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
79
Avg Score

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

78
Entertaining, A one woman stand up comedy act, Quirky, Raunchy, Funny

See it if you want to see a stand up comedy act about a women reluctantly learning to give blow jobs to her journey to become a Blow Job Queen

Don't see it if you don't like very explicit language. It gets extremely raunchy. It is also just a one woman show - more of a stand-up comedy routine.

100
Raunchy, Edgy, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if You want an evening of hilarity, a little raunchy but tasteful Great story by solo performer who opines on all her blowjobs. Terrific

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with edgy sexual content about Blow Jobs Don't like solo performers. Have no sense of humor

76
Raunchy, Overrated, Indulgent, Edgy, Funny

See it if you like Amy Schumer's type of comedy and don't mind an entire monologue consisting of sex jokes

Don't see it if overlong tangents and the feeling of an SNL skit that went on 20 minutes too long will annoy you

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

73
Funny, Overrated, Raunchy, Ambitious

See it if 1-woman standup show about blowjob with occasional witty or poetic language; half time enjoyable, half time insipid;

Don't see it if The comedian keeps pacing towards SL & SR with no purpose, which drives me CRAZY & DIZZY! The content is at the edge of being tasteless

81
Stand up comedy set w/bj theme, Raunchy, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You want to laugh. You enjoy raunchy humor. You’re a stand-up comedy fan.

Don't see it if You are at all prudish. You are expecting a deep or moving show.

Also Novak is a talented, energetic comedian who easily holds the audience’... 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.

79
Great writing, Intelligent, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You will never regret seeing this show! The thinking person’s comedian. The subject is well, you know. And you WILL know a lot about

Don't see it if A lot of walking back and forth with mic in hand across a wide stage. Novak is not always easy to understand as she speaks very quickly .

Also Jacqueline Novak’s journey to become the Queen of.... Too many laughs ... Read more Read less

80
Enchanting, Refreshing, Funny, Clever

See it if You enjoy stand-up comedy. Features a millennial female comic recounting her coming of age and experiences giving oral sex.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy raunchy comedy. You don’t want to listen to a straight woman talking about her sexual obsession for an hour and a half.

Also Novak does an excellent job exploring the subject of oral sex without ... Read more Read less

87
Refreshing, Resonant, Masterful, Raunchy, Hilarious

See it if you want incisive and witty commentary on gender and sex, ranging from the purely raunchy to philosophical digressions on language and power

Don't see it if you're easily offended/made uncomfortable by frank talk of sexual behavior, your masculinity is fragile, or you're sitting next to your mom

90
Hilarious, Intelligent, Masterful, Funny, Clever

See it if You enjoy smart, intelligent and hysterical theater

Don't see it if You dislike one woman performances.

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

76
Resonant, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Want a good night of humor. Great approach to a female view f sexuaity and conditioning.

Don't see it if U don't enjy One woman shows with no fancy set design or props

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.

82
Entertaining, Great writing, Must see, Hilarious, Edgy

See it if You like edgy monologues with adult themes

Don't see it if You don’t like graphic sexual language.

82
Delightful, Clever

See it if We were laughing the whole night thru this raunchy and smart monologue on oral sex that especially worked to deflate overpuffed masculinity.

Don't see it if I never lost myself completely like I do with the best comedy -- though was consistently happy throughout.

83
A tight, focused stand up comedy show that's insightful & hilarious

See it if you want to see a rising star of comedy discuss typically taboo subjects in a sharply written treatise.

Don't see it if you were thinking of taking a parent to see it, or anyone else you might be uncomfortable to sit near throughout this spicy subject matter.

Also It's a bit strange to "review" stand up comedy. The format is by defin... Read more Read less

75
Edgy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if if you enjoy long form standup comedy. one person monologue basically. stories of sexual coming of age per say, personal journey exploratio

Don't see it if offended by talk of oral sex

88
Hilarious, Intelligent, Clever

See it if you're cool

Don't see it if you're lame

80
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to see great comic with funny moments

Don't see it if you prefer musicals

80
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like stand up comedy, one person shows and want to laugh out loud.

Don't see it if You’re expecting a serious plot line and are offended by sex talk.

Also Part coming of age and hero’s journey, Novak laces comedy, linguistic ... Read more Read less

75
Raunchy, Ambitious, Well-performed, Clever, Funny

See it if you like a smart, very funny woman in a show that has more in common with a 90 minute stand-up routine than an actual play

Don't see it if four-letter words and sexual humor offend you, or if self-mockery of one's own intellectual pretentions is not your bag

Also Practically everyone in the audience was younger than I, and they were... Read more Read less

72
Self-indulgent, Great writing, Edgy, Funny

See it if you enjoy edgy, female-centered comedy

Don't see it if you expect *theater.* This is a solid piece of standup.

Also She does not suck (pun intended.) But Jacqueline Novak is a tremendous... Read more Read less

75
Funny, Raunchy, Clever

See it if you want to see a funny monologue about sexuality

Don't see it if you do are offended shows about sex and oral satisfaction


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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