Watch Summer of 69: No Apostrophe

  • TV-MA
  • 2017
  • 5.7  (382)

"Summer of 69: No Apostrophe" is a unique one-hour stand-up comedy special that premiered on the entertainment network, Epix, in 2017. Harnessing the combined comedic prowess of power couple, Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher, this original series strikes a hard-earned balance between raunchiness and earnestness that is typically difficult to incorporate in a comedy framework. The show has amassed quite a following, earning the enthusiastic nod of critics globally and well as comedy enthusiasts nationwide.

The title "Summer of 69: No Apostrophe" is a play on words hinting at the balance between the personal and the comedic that the show manages to encapsulate. Here, "69" symbolizes the year 1969, known as a year of cultural change and revolution, but this number also hints at the sexual undertones that occur throughout the show.

Renowned for their individual comedic acumen, Leggero and Kasher have certainly carved a niche for themselves in the world of stand-up comedy. Known for their quick wit, unapologetic approach, and their ability to make social commentary through their humor, the duo presents their audience with comedic relief that is both sharp and refreshing.

"Summer of 69: No Apostrophe" was the first time the power couple teamed up for a co-headlining tour during which the Epix special was filmed. At the time of the tour, they had recently tied the knot, adding a new, dynamic aspect to their relationship that only intensified their chemistry on stage. As they navigate their way through diverse topics, they harmonize impeccably, building on each other's jokes and ideas while also engaging with the audience in a relatable and dynamic manner.

The show showcases the couple’s keen observational skills and their appears to be innate ability to layer sarcasm and wit onto their narratives. They navigate a broad spectrum of topics including societal conventions, relationships, feminism, pop culture, and their own marital experiences — all presented in an unfiltered, candid tone. The jokes are intimate, provoking thought while simultaneously entertaining.

What makes "Summer of 69: No Apostrophe" notable isn't just the sharp humor, but also the rawness and authenticity. It breaks away from the setup-punchline rhythm of traditional stand-up. Instead, it delves into storytelling, taking the audience on a comedic journey through their perspectives on partnering, love, and the peculiarities of our times.

Natasha Leggero, known for her roles in "Another Period" and "Let's Get Physical", brings a fierce, sassy energy to her sets. Her humor is biting and her persona commanding. Moshe Kasher, recognized for his performances in "This is Not Happening" and "Problematic with Moshe Kasher", complements Leggero with his manic comedic style and unique observations. The synthesis of their individual styles creates a comedic voice that is truly engaging.

The joy of "Summer of 69: No Apostrophe" is also in witnessing the electric dynamic between the two comedians. The couple is unafraid to broach sometimes uncomfortable areas, pushing boundaries in a way that both shocks and amuses. Their compatibility and genuine affection for each other add an additional layer of depth to the humor, as they often improvise and bounce off of each other's funny anecdotes and perspectives.

The Epix special version of "Summer of 69: No Apostrophe" captures the couple's spontaneous, unfiltered humor, presenting audiences with a rollercoaster ride of laughter. It’s a smart, bold, and an unabashedly authentic take on stand-up, wrapped in the natural banter of a couple who thrives on making each other and their audience laugh out loud.

In conclusion, "Summer of 69: No Apostrophe" has undoubtedly left an indelible mark in the world of stand-up comedy. It shies away from the beaten path, giving its audience a raw, unabridged, unapologetically 'them' version of comedy that is both refreshing and unique. The compatibility seized by Kasher and Leggero, as well as their trust in each other’s comedic taste, is what makes this Epix special a must-watch. Whether you are a fan of the power couple, or a viewer simply seeking to experience a delightful hour of light-hearted comedy, "Summer of 69: No Apostrophe" is definitely a show worth tuning in for.

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  • Premiere Date
    May 19, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    5.7  (382)