Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy

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  • TV-MA
  • 2017
  • 1 hr 6 min
  • 6.7  (978)

Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy is a stand-up comedy special directed by Brian Volk-Weiss, which features a one-hour set by comedian Cristela Alonzo. The special, released on Netflix in 2017, was Alonzo's first solo special, and it is centered around her experiences growing up in a Mexican-American family in a lower-class neighborhood in Texas.

The special starts with Cristela Alonzo entering the stage in a bright outfit, ready to take on the audience with her observations on life, politics and culture. She starts by acknowledging her working-class background, making jokes about the ways in which she and her family had to hustle to make ends meet, and also about how she never truly fit in with the popular kids in high school.

The set is divided into various topics, each of which is handled with her unique brand of humor. For instance, she talks about her relationship with her mother, who is from Mexico, and how she always made her kids feel guilty for not speaking Spanish fluently. In one of the most hilarious moments, Alonzo impersonates her mom's thick accent as she delivers some of her most memorable lines.

Another topic that receives a lot of attention is the pressure that society puts on women to fulfill certain expectations, like getting married and having children. Alonzo talks about how she has resisted these traditional roles and decided to forge her own path in life, despite confronting some obstacles along the way.

More entertainment-focused topics are also covered, like Alonzo's love of cheesy action movies and her appreciation of the Rolling Stones. In one of the most touching parts of the special, she also talks about the passing of her father and how he was always a role model for her, even if he didn't quite always get her jokes.

Cristela Alonzo's performance is clever, relatable, and filled with the kind of punchlines that stick in your head long after the show is over. She weaves together her personal experiences, her perspectives on social issues, and a distinctly Texan style of humor to create a show that is both funny and insightful.

One of the strengths of this special is Alonzo's ability to balance humor with more serious topics. Even as she's taking on issues of identity and cultural representation, she never loses her comedic touch, expertly navigating the line between seriousness and satire.

The special also serves as a showcase for Alonzo's expansive range as a performer. She moves seamlessly between different styles of humor, from silly slapstick to clever wordplay, and never misses a beat. Her performance is both polished and warm, inviting the viewer in with an easy smile and an infectious laugh.

Overall, Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy is a fantastic stand-up special that showcases the many talents of one of America's rising comedy stars. It's a must-watch for anyone who appreciates sharp wit and socially aware humor, delivered by a performer with a unique voice and a lot of heart.

Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy is a 2017 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 6 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

Where to Watch Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy
Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy is available to watch, stream, download and on demand at Netflix. Some platforms allow you to rent Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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    1 hr 6 min
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    6.7  (978)