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

85
Great writing, Clever, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you're open to very funny sexual humor; are not offended by the subject of oral sex; you like a one-woman stand-up comedian with quick wit.

Don't see it if you only like serious plays or musicals or you're offended by the humorous description of body parts, intercourse, and oral sex.

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

87
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Your looking for something insightful

Don't see it if Looking for great staging

82
Hilarious, Funny, Clever

See it if You enjoy a night of stand up.

Don't see it if Sex talk, though never obscene or gratuitous, makes you uncomfortable.

Also Novak is like Amy Schumer except actually funny and not gross for gros... Read more Read less

80
Funny, smart and insightful

See it if You like solo comedians like Mike Bribiglia and female insights from women like Hannah Gadsby.

Don't see it if You don't want to hear sexual content, especially from a woman's point of view.

Also Coming from a fine performer with stories to tell, this brave solo pie... Read more Read less

72
Slow, Raunchy, Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want to see a 90 minute stand up comedy routine about blowjobs. The show is geared for millennials.

Don't see it if You are expecting a big production. It’s a empty stage, the performer and a microphone.

85
Great writing, Funny, Clever

See it if you like one-person shows, comedy and can handle a bit of a rauchy topic.

Don't see it if you are looking for production value or don't want an "R-rated" show.

100
Exquisite, Clever, Intelligent, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you like smart humor with a clever twist. this show was an absolute delight. she is brilliant and I'd 100% see it again.

Don't see it if truly don't know who wouldn't like it. I think I'd even take my parents despite the title. I'd also take colleagues ... friends... GO!

91
Resonant, Intelligent, Quirky, Intense, Great writing

See it if Totally shocked. Thought it was going to be crazily vulgar. Instead, it was intelligent and beautifully expressed. Literary allusions galore

Don't see it if I cannot think of any reason not to see it, other than the fact that some people might find it vulgar. She is so smart so nothing was vulgar

77
Delightful, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see a witty, clever, observant, honest exploration and analysis of the mouth-to-phallice exchange. Delightful comic

Don't see it if 90 minutes became long for me and material repeated itself once or twice. Audience laughed less as it went on. Should have wrapped up sooner

90
Raunchy, Hilarious, Edgy, Entertaining, Clever

See it if If you like to see hilarious standup comedian talk about her sex life.

Don't see it if Don’t see if you are prudish about discussing sex!

79
Quirky, Clever, Relevant, Refreshing, Funny

See it if If you like stand up comedy that that discusses sex in an interesting, self-referential way.

Don't see it if If you don't like stand-up comedy or discussions about sex.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if You're a fan of raunchy comedy written and performed by an intelligent bad ass woman. Great show to see with friends for a fun night out.

Don't see it if You're looking for a show to attend with your parents who are in town.

100
Relevant, Raunchy, Intelligent, Hilarious, Clever

See it if You are not a prude, love word play and like to laugh

Don't see it if Sex talk makes you uncomfortable

70
Funny, Great writing, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if You enjoy stand-up comedy. It's not a one-woman show. It's a stand-up show. If you like slightly raunchy comedy about blowjobs.

Don't see it if You'd prefer an actual plot/show or don't care for an entire show about blowjobs.

89
Clever, Raunchy, Relevant, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if you enjoy stand-up comedy and/or one-person shows that subvert the common experience and explore intimate topics.

Don't see it if you do not like raunchy humor, are not a fan of stand-up comedy or prefer a play rather than a one-person show.

77
Clever, Raunchy, Funny

See it if you like humor that is both intellectual and raunchy at the same time.

Don't see it if you are offended by shows with sexual themes. It's not a traditional play but a comedy monologue, so don't go if you don't like that format

Also This is a one woman show about the performer's history giving blow job... Read more Read less

84
Refreshing, Edgy, Funny, Dizzying, Absorbing

See it if You want a fun hour+ of clever, literate insights into female point of view about dating, sex and blowjobs.

Don't see it if Her constant pacing and mile a minute talk pace will frustrate or make you dizzy.

91
Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if You enjoy irreverent sex conversations. She gets graphic but stays funny.

Don't see it if Sex talk makes you uncomfortable.

84
Entertaining, Raunchy, Quirky, Edgy, Funny

See it if You appreciate one person shows. She’s fresh, sharp, and likable. A really funny take on a topic you are sure to find something relatable.

Don't see it if You are a prude. If you are easily offended by words that are naturally going to occur in a show about blowjobs this is not for you.

90
Refreshing, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if you like a fresh take on old stories, female empowerment,

Don't see it if you don't like crude humor, if you have young kids

75
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Edgy, Funny

See it if You're a Novak fan or think about the words we use around sex and relationships.

Don't see it if You blush easily; her take on blow jobs and sexual banter are terrific.

75
Intelligent, Quirky, Funny, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if You like raunchy humor about toothy blow jobs told in an almost Shakespearean manner.

Don't see it if You don't like dirty jokes or you are not interested in hearing the life story of an average white lady.

78
Quirky, Great writing, Funny

See it if you like standup or solo theatre

Don't see it if you'll be bored by one person talking

100
Edgy, Hilarious, Great writing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if The best standup I have ever seen. I wish it were streaming so I could watch it hundreds of times!

Don't see it if You hate women.


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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