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.

Director: Marcus Raboy
Stars: Anthony Jeselnik, undefined
Length: 64 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-MA
Reviews: 18 out of 32 found boring (56.25%)

One-line Reviews (30)

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

Boring .

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

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

Hilarious yet repetitive .

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

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...

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

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

Entertaining for some.

It's just monotonous and repetitive.

regardless, still entertaining.

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

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


Really slow delivery that put me to sleep.

It was quite entertaining.

So slow and has terrible delivery.

However this new special was really boring.

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

Don't waste your time .

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

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

Good, but repetitive and predictive .

Boring .

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

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.

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

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