The Comedy Lineup

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  • 2018

The Comedy Lineup is a stand-up comedy series on Netflix featuring some of the funniest comedians of the current generation. The series is split into two seasons with each season featuring eight comedians who each have their special episode to showcase their talents. Season one features comedians Michelle Buteau, Phil Wang, Taylor Tomlinson, Ian Karmel, Jak Knight, Sabrina Jalees, Tim Dillon and Sam Jay. Season two features comedians Aisling Bea, Josh Johnson, JR De Guzman, D.C. Young Fly, Matteo Lane, Taylor Tomlinson (returning this season), Emma Willmann, and Kate Willett.

The series is formatted in such a way that each episode is a little over 15 minutes long, perfect for audiences who don't have a lot of time on their hands or just want a quick laugh. The format of the show allows each comedian to showcase their style and jokes in a condensed set, without the pressure of a full-length comedy special.

With such a tight timeframe, each performer needs to pack their set with quick-witted jokes and punch lines that grab the viewers' attention. The series features comedians with different styles, from the laid-back and observational humor of Buteau to the more high-energy humor of Karmel.

Michelle Buteau launches season one with a hilarious set that showcases her signature sass and sharp tongue. Her jokes reflect on her life experiences, including topics like relationships, sex, and parenting, and she fearlessly delivers them with a confidence and charm that draws in the audience instantly.

Ian Karmel, who comes from Portland, takes on topics like growing up white in a predominantly black neighborhood, fast food, and working as a substitute teacher in a way that both strikes a chord with the viewers and amuses them. His timing and style make his set enjoyable from start to finish.

Taylor Tomlinson, who was only 23 at the filming of the show, brings her unique brand of comedy to the stage with an emphasis on self-deprecation and anecdotes from her life. Tomlinson, whose episode was so loved she was brought back for season two, has become an internet sensation since her set aired.

The second season of the series continues to bring in fresh and talented comedians from all over the world. Josh Johnson, an African American comedian from Louisiana, brings his unique perspective to the stage with topics ranging from voter suppression to the unpleasant experience of sleeping in a lighthouse.

Emma Willmann, who has been featured on 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' and 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' showcases her dry comedic delivery with topics ranging from her marriage to dating, which has been delighting fans everywhere.

With each episode, the comedy lineup proves to be an excellent showcase of fantastic comedy in bite-sized packages, perfect for fans of the stand-up genre who might not always have the time to soak up a full-length comedy special.

All in all, The Comedy Lineup is an excellent addition to the current roster of Netflix's comedy offerings. With comedians from different backgrounds and styles gracing the stage, there is something on the show for everyone, and fans of the genre would do well to give the series a chance. The show's format of quick 15-minute episodes means that it is an easy binge-watch and is perfect for viewers who like their laughs just the right size for a quick break from the stresses of life.

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