Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward

Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward

LANG English
TIME 2019


Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward is a English movie. has directed this movie. are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2019. Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward is considered one of the best Comedy movie in India and around the world.

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.

Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward Reviews

  • Good, but repetitive and predictive

    djoetma 2019-05-02

    I like Jeselnik's comedy a lot. This special however, was a disappointment for me. For the major part of the show, he's repeating this trope becoming idea of short jokes that consist of a short setup and then an ending that turns the expected context around. While most of these were smart and funny, you come to expect the turnaround. So he starts with something, and as a viewer you already know, 'ok, he's going to end it with something to change it.....and.....there is is'. Funny at first, but then nothing more than simply 'cute'. The shock effect runs out if you repeat these kinds of jokes and Jeselnik does this over and over in 'Fire in the Maternity Ward'. In three cases I was even able to predict the complete joke. His baby/abortion jokes are just ok. It didn't make me laugh. I guess the shock-effect has to be a big thing here as well, but it's nothing I haven't seen others do. Also, maybe for Americans, since in the US abortion is still a delicate issue, these jokes might have a bigger effect; to me however, they didn't do much. All in all, for the most part these jokes seem suitable for these little books that are released as toilet-reads. Smart quick jokes that hold up over time and are funny to most people and don't require a lot of time to set up. I wonder if 'Fire in the Maternity Ward' is a better watch when you do it in two or three stages or something; so that the 'setup-context changing turnaround'-effect holds up.

  • Not his best

    Kethina 2019-05-02

    When I first saw his Thoughts and Prayers special I was floored. I couldn't predict most of the jokes and was actually shocked that he said some of the things he said. It was hilarious and for me dark humor at its best. This however was just him trying to recreate the same effect in the most laziest way possible. All these repetitive setups became tiring and predictable after 20 minutes. I think we got it after the thousandth 10 second punch-line. He gets a 6 for originality though, I haven't heard his types of jokes anywhere else. When you watch a lot of specials it's refreshing to watch someone who doesn't make the same kind of old jokes about millenials, Starbucks ordering, how times have changed, people getting easily offended and so on. He is in his own lane and therefore competes with himself, this wasn't his best tho.

  • Yadda yadda yadda and then the baby died

    Sandcooler 2019-05-02

    I really liked Anthony Jeselnik when he first came on the scene. As a fan of dark comedy, I loved his delivery and punchlines. That was a while ago though, and there never seems to be any progression with this guy. In the "Thoughts and Prayers" special, he has a magnificent bit about how people make every tragedy in the world about themselves. It was a great moment, with Jeselnik speaking from the heart and slipping out of his classic on-stage character to tell a coherent story. I was hoping for more of that in his new special, but it's just an hour of his old schtick that doesn't exactly feel fresh at this point. I don't think it takes a comedy genius to predict many of the punchlines from this special. Hell, you could make a drinking game out of it. When he started you weren't used to it, so he managed to take you by surprise. Now you just wait for the dead grandma to show up. It feels like lazy writing. Granted, there are some jokes in here that still work, but you have to fish them out between a sea of boring filler. The most aggravating thing is how Jeselnik keeps taking out all the pace by reflecting on the previous joke. I didn't even care for that when I actually liked him, let alone now. "Fire At The Maternity Ward" (the uninspired title is a red flag) is exactly what you expect, which isn't a good thing. It's not offensive, because we're so used to this stuff by now. It's just monotonous and repetitive. Another disappointing comedy special from Netflix.

  • Shock xomedy3

    inexplicable007 2019-05-10

    I loved it. I am all for the type of jokes that leave you stunned at how far and raw a joke goes and he has the perfect delivery for it. Im now a fan.

  • I wanted to like this

    kitsunekuro 2019-05-01

    The content of most of the jokes was funny but the delivery fell so flat it could barely get any reaction out of me. I suppose that some people will be rolling on the floor with his material. Sadly, I am not one of those people


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