Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward (2019) - Comedy

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Forging his own comedic boundaries, Anthony Jeselnik revels in getting away with saying things others can't in this stand-up special shot in New York.

IMDB: 7.1
Director: Marcus Raboy
Stars: Anthony Jeselnik, undefined
Length: 64 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-MA
Reviews: 20 out of 40 found boring (50%)

One-line Reviews (35)

Been sat for the first twenty minutes wondering if he has some sort of birth defect (or accident later on perhaps) that makes him so slow, and also I think of perhaps a type of CP...?I would like him so much more if I knew for sure that he was slow for a reason...

However this new special was really boring.

Really slow delivery that put me to sleep.


Don't waste your time .

So slow and has terrible delivery.

You can see most of us liked your previous specials but are disappointed that this one is more of exactly the same and somehow you're delivering jokes even slower than before.

It was quite entertaining.

Then he gets to the better-paced jokes in the second half, but the pacing for those stories is so slow in comparison that the viewer is bored by them and too numb from the first half to appreciate the punchlines when they're finally delivered.

Had to force myself to finish watching it because I got a little bored.

And things start to feel repetitive if you've seen his previous two specials.

It's not the content, but the timing is sooo slow between jokes.

I laughed once or twice and the rest of the time I thought lame and boring.

I am a big fan of Jeselnik and his dark humor but most of the jokes this time were predictable.

The bits were so formulaic, I knew pretty much how each joke was going to end, from the setup.

regardless, still entertaining.

This had a few good moments but the majority of it was tedious at best

Gone are the interactive audience segments ..the quicker pace and the better story telling than just "jokes "..with longer hair a full beard and leather coat along with the new look are the deadpan super slow delivery.

Personally, I expect a little more from a comedian; I wish the problem was to have found it offensive for free (which it is not, by the way), but unfortunately it is only that it is repetitively predictable to the boredom.

Entertaining for some.

Reminds of a Jimmy Carr show, but more drawn out in execution with too many pauses for dramatic effect.

Boring .

Hilarious yet repetitive .

Slow and repetitive .

Last joke dragged for too long and wasn't funny.

It's just monotonous and repetitive.

He's trying to play this psychopathic creep who has these weird and unexpected punchlines.

Boring .

All these repetitive setups became tiring and predictable after 20 minutes.

Disappointingly repetitive and predictable .

Negatives: His delivery somehow got even slower to the point I wasn't sure if the video was playing at regular speed.

Good, but repetitive and predictable .

His jokes are getting exhaustive and drawn out, with shock value substituted for comedy.

Lots of time wasting and extremely predictable misdirection jokes, very similar to the ones in his previous specials, except bad.

Granted, there are some jokes in here that still work, but you have to fish them out between a sea of boring filler.