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Garrett Martin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Paste Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 92% Hannah Gadsby: Douglas (2020) Expect something that's funnier than Nanette, still passionate but not quite as much so, and that lies undeniably in its shadow.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
5/10 75% Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill (2020) It is, for better or worse, exactly what you'd expect from a Jerry Seinfeld stand-up special in the year 2020.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
3.0/10 35% Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones (2019) Sticks & Stones is terrible, and [Dave] Chappelle can only blame himself for that.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
9.7/10 100% My Favorite Shapes by Julio Torres (2019) Julio Torres might be the funniest person in the world today, and My Favorite Shapes is easily the best stand-up special in recent memory.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
89% Rory Scovel Tries Stand-up For The First Time (2017) [Rory] Scovel balances conceptual metacommentary on the conventions of stand-up with fully-formed political material as biting as any other comic working today in an hour that sends up the very idea of stand-up even while showing how powerful it can be‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
100% Jerrod Carmichael: 8 (2017) What links all of this together is Carmichael's patient delivery -- he speaks softly, slowly, drawing the audience into a conversation that's consistently funny without having much in the way of jokes.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
8/10 90% Amy Schumer: Live From the Apollo (2015) Live at the Apollo is her funniest and most thoughtful stand-up yet, but it proves she still has room to grow as a comedian, if she doesn't devote herself to movies full-time.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
No Score Yet Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale (2005) If you're wondering why Gaffigan is respected by basically all corners of the comedy world, Beyond the Pale should answer your questions. ‐ Deseret News (Salt Lake City)
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
100% Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust (2017) While her jokes don't always stick the landing, and she ends the show on a bit of low note, there is plenty to take away from her performance style and from her self-aware humor.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
6.0/10 84% Aziz Ansari: Right Now (2019) Despite some good jokes, it's hard to see Right Now as anything but a misfire -- a critique of performative wokeness that is itself a performance of atonement, one that never fully grapples with or acknowledges what it's supposedly atoning for.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
100% Aziz Ansari: Live At Madison Square Garden (2015) He's maybe the only stand-up who could jump effortlessly from riffing on how terrible conditions are at chicken farms to a spot-on Ja Rule impersonation, and then somehow hilariously combine the two. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
7.5/10 100% Kevin Hart: Irresponsible (2019) Despite that disappointing postscript, Irresponsible is another energetic hour from the most popular stand-up comedian working today. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
2.5/10 47% Ricky Gervais: Humanity (2018) His Humanity makes you hope for an extinction level event, and soon.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
8/10 67% Fred Armisen: Standup For Drummers (2018) If you operate on that wavelength you'll laugh with recognition alongside Armisen and his musician-heavy audience.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
100% Cameron Esposito: Rape Jokes (2018) Esposito remains masterfully confident throughout, broaching difficult subjects with a tone that veers from the performative to the conversational. It's one of the most crucial hours of comedy you'll see this year.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
8/10 No Score Yet Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity (2018) That variety show structure is the event's greatest asset. If one act doesn't work for you, it'll only be a few minutes before another stand-up takes the stage, or before Rogen introduces another pretaped segment.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
9/10 100% John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City (2018) With this new special Mulaney proves that he's not just one of the best comedians working today but one of the most consistent.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
100% Chris Rock: Tamborine (2018) There are a few missteps...but at a time when legendary stand-ups are using their multimillion dollar Netflix specials to reveal how out of touch they are with today, Rock remains as potent as ever. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
6.3/10 68% A Very Murray Christmas (2015) As it is A Very Murray Christmas wants to come off as unique and effortless as its host, simultaneously sad, pensive, spirited and off-the-cuff, but too often it feels as forced and uncomfortable as the Internet's cult of Murray.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015